|Two Granite Falls men struck by cars|
|Sunday, 09 December 2007 18:09|
Two pedestrians were hit by cars in separate incidents Friday in Granite Falls.
In the first incident, 43-year-old Kenneth James Haas was hit while pushing his bike along Duke Street just after 1 p.m. He was walking with traffic when an Oldsmobile Cutlass struck him, tossing him 20 to 30 feet in the air. No charges have been filed. Haas was airlifted to Charlotte Regional Medical Center and was listed in fair condition.
The second incident happened just after 11:30 p.m. Emergency personnel responded to a pedestrian struck by a pickup truck in the northbound lane of U.S. 321 in Granite Falls at the entrance of the Wilco/Hess convenience store.
26-year-old Brian Leslie Stout was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after sustaining multiple body trauma, facial injuries and fractures. The driver, 40-year-old Jorge Fernandez Martinez of Hudson has not been charged, and the incident is still being investigated. Witnesses say Stout appeared to be running across 321. Stout was listed in critical condition.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in either incident.
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