VSP: 75-year-old man injured after hit by pickup truck in Amherst County

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News
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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — A police investigation is underway after a pedestrian was hit by a pickup truck in Amherst County Tuesday morning, sending the man to the hospital.

According to Virginia State Police, the crash occurred at approximately 6:55 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26 in the 4600 block of S. Amherst Highway/Route 29 Business. 

Police say a 2015 Dodge Ram was heading south in the right lane on Route 29 Business when it approached a pedestrian in the travel lane. The driver of the Dodge swerved to avoid the pedestrian, but the side and mirror of the pickup ended up hitting the man.

The pedestrian — identified by authorities as 75-year-old George W. Wood of Lynchburg — was brought to Lynchburg General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to police, Wood was not wearing reflective clothing and he was not crossing the road in a pedestrian crosswalk. 

Meanwhile, officials say the driver of the Dodge — described as a 41-year-old Amherst man — was not injured in the crash. 

At this stage of the crash investigation, Virginia State Police say no charges have been placed.

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