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Pedestrian struck by car expected to survive
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Forsyth County News

SOUTH FORSYTH — A pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle in south Forsyth Monday night will survive his injuries, authorities have determined.

The accident closed Atlanta Highway (Hwy. 9) at Strickland Road about 6:40 p.m. when the 49-year-old man, who has an Alpharetta address, reportedly tried to cross the street after three other men had successfully done so. He was instead struck by a Ford Taurus, witnesses told authorities on scene.

“He now has non-life threatening injuries, even though he’s still [in] critical [condition],” said Doug Rainwater, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. “He’ll be in the hospital for a while, but he’ll survive.”

Authorities said at the time of the accident a medical helicopter was called, but cancelled shortly after the incident. The pedestrian was taken by ambulance to North Fulton Hospital.

No charges are expected to be filed against the 38-year-old driver, also with an Alpharetta address, Rainwater said. The driver was traveling south on Hwy. 9, which has a speed limit of 55 mph.

Alcohol may be a contributing factor for the pedestrian, according to Rainwater.

The incident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.