Man struck by vehicle after stepping into traffic, police say


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A man was struck by a vehicle at about 5:40 p.m. Wednesday in the 3500 block of Sunset Road, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.

The man was wearing dark-colored clothes in the dark, unlit section of the busy road.

He stepped into the roadway and the driver did not have time to react, hitting the man.

He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with severe, life-threatening injuries, police said.

The driver was not injured and was not charged.

Alcohol is not a contributing factor involving the driver.

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