UPDATE: Pedestrian hit by vehicle in Columbus

The incident was an accident, according to Chief Fred Shelton.

Posted: Oct 1, 2018 8:29 PM
Updated: Oct 2, 2018 9:16 AM

UPDATE 10/01/18 at 9:51 p.m.

The incident was an accident, according to Chief Fred Shelton. The driver stopped and called the police.

The male victim was taken to the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle with serious injuries, Shelton said. He was later airlifted to the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. 

Original post below

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Columbus police are on the scene where a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle, according to the police chief.

It happened around 7 p.m. on 7th Avenue North, between 22nd Street and some railroad tracks, Chief Fred Shelton said. The pedestrian was hospitalized once police were able to find that person in nearby bushes. 

At last check, Shelton said he was on en route to the hospital to check on the victim's condition. 

The driver was on the scene when police arrived, Shelton said. At this time, no charges are pending. The names of the driver and pedestrian have not been released yet. 

This is an ongoing investigation. 

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