Vehicle hits pedestrian crossing Main Street

Cris Ritchie — Editor

September 9, 2013

HAZARD – One person was transported to the Hazard ARH for treatment Monday after witnesses said he was struck by a vehicle on Main Street.

Hazard Police Chief Minor Allen said Hazard resident Larry Jackson was apparently struck by the vehicle just past 10 a.m. on Monday. He said Jackson was on the sidewalk when police arrived on the scene, but could not confirm his condition.

Cole Carrier, of Perry County, said he saw the incident in which Jackson was hit as he attempted to cross the street from in front of the WSGS radio building toward the county courthouse. He said Jackson threw up his hand so the driver could see him before he started to cross the street.

“That truck just kept coming and hit him,” Carrier said. “It knocked him on the ground.”

Carrier said Jackson stood and attempted to speak with the driver before the driver pulled away.

“He come around to the driver’s side of the truck, and that old man just took off and never stopped,” Carrier said, adding that Jackson had suffered a laceration above his eye.

Major James East with the Hazard Police Department said he took two witness statements at the scene. He noted there was blood on the crosswalk in front of the radio building, but could not comment on Jackson’s condition.

The Herald will have more on this story as details become available.