A Speedway race fan was transported to the hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a car at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
The crash happened at approximately 9:15 p.m. Saturday near the pedestrian bridge on Highway 29 when the 66-year-old man was attempting to cross the road. According to police, the man was hit by a 1994 Honda Accord while the man was trying to cross in an area that was not marked by any crosswalk or traffic control device.
The pedestrian was rushed to Carolinas Medical Center and remains in critical condition. The driver of the Honda and her passenger were not injured and, according to police, speed was not a factor in the crash.
No charges have been filed thus far, however, authorities are continuing investigations.
Road safety is a responsibility for all road users, drivers and pedestrians alike. However, pedestrians can take extra precautions to ensure that the inherent vulnerability of walking around motor vehicles can be mitigated as much as possible. Pedestrians should always remember to cross streets at marked crosswalks and intersections and make eye contact with drivers. Lastly, when crossing, pedestrians should look left, right, and then left again before crossing the street.
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