Pedestrian hit on Harrisburg Road identified

Pedestrian hit on Harrisburg Road identified

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A man is in critical condition after being hit while walking along a south Jonesboro road.

According to the Jonesboro Police Department, the accident happened around 12:30 a.m. Friday on Harrisburg Road.

A crash report from Jonesboro police states Brandon J. Williams, 20, of Forrest City was struck.

Police state in the report that a Jeep Wrangler was driving south when Williams was going across Harrisburg from Garden Drive.

The driver told police he was driving about 40 miles per hour and "suddenly saw a subject crossing the road."

He reportedly swerved to the right to avoid Williams, but was not able to keep from hitting him.

The driver said in the report his Jeep hit Williams "almost dead center of the grille area."

The driver said he stopped the Jeep, got out and called 911.

Williams was taken to St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro in critical condition.

Police reported the driver was also taken to St. Bernards to have a blood test done due to Williams' injuries.

The officer in the report noted he did not smell intoxicants on the driver or suspect him of being intoxicated at the time of the crash.

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