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Latest pedestrian accident leaves man suffering life-threatening injuries

Pedestrians cross the street at College and Fourth streets in Charlotte. Pedestrian deaths by autos soared last year, and grew at the highest rate in 40 years, a new study found. The latest serious pedestrian accident in Charlotte left a man suffering life-threatening injuries Saturday night.
Pedestrians cross the street at College and Fourth streets in Charlotte. Pedestrian deaths by autos soared last year, and grew at the highest rate in 40 years, a new study found. The latest serious pedestrian accident in Charlotte left a man suffering life-threatening injuries Saturday night.

A pedestrian was rushed to the hospital after he was struck by a vehicle in west Charlotte Saturday night – the latest in a string of serious accidents involving cars and people on foot.

The male pedestrian was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, a MEDIC spokesman said. His name was not released.

The accident happened shortly before 11:30 p.m. in the 3100 block of Brookshire Boulevard. It remains under investigation.

That comes on the heels of another pedestrian accident on Brookshire Boulevard. That accident happened Thursday, near Davidson Street. The victim in that case survived and was taken to an area hospital.

Nationally, pedestrian deaths by vehicles grew at a higher rate last year than at any other time in the past 40 years, a new study found.

The Carolinas were among 34 states that saw an increase in fatalities in the first six months of last year, the Observer reported earlier this month.

Ames Alexander: 704-358-5060, @amesalex

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