Woman seriously hurt when hit by car near Carowinds

A 30-year-old woman was seriously injured Monday morning when she was struck by a car in southern Mecklenburg County.

The woman, whose name has not been released, was struck in the 15100 block of Choate Circle, near Greenway Industrial Parkway. That’s about a quarter-mile from Carowinds Boulevard. The incident was reported about 8 a.m., according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.

Authorities said the woman was knocked unconscious and suffered other injuries. Medic said the woman was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, but Observer news partner WBTV reported that by late afternoon, her condition had been upgraded and she was expected to recover. Steve Lyttle