A 34-year-old Columbus pedestrian collided with a vehicle while crossing Cusseta Road Saturday afternoon, according to a report.
The pedestrian was transported to the Midtown Medical Center with a broken right forearm and punctured left lung as a result of the incident, which occurred at about 3:20 p.m., Columbus officials said. His injuries are not life-threatening, police said.
Officials said they arrived at the scene at about 3:25 p.m.
During the preliminary investigation, they were told that a 38-year-old year old Columbus woman was travelling east on Cusseta Road in a blue 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, about 200 feet away from Benning Drive. The 34-year-old man was walking across Cusseta Road, about 100 feet away from the same intersection, according to the accident report.
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The woman told police that she saw the pedestrian walk across her lane of traffic on Cusseta Road, and he continued walking until he reached the other side of the double yellow lines, officials said. She said the pedestrian then stopped in the lane where there was oncoming traffic, turned and began walking in her lane of traffic, police said in the report.
The driver said that she was not able to stop in time and the man walked into her vehicle, hit her windshield, rolled down her hood and landed on the ground. Then he stood up and walked to the Handee Mart store nearby, according to the statement the driver gave to police.
Three witnesses told police the same information and mentioned that the pedestrian looked as if he wasn't sure he was going to make in across safely when he stopped just past the double yellow lines.
The pedestrian's recollection of the wreck was not mentioned in the report.
The vehicle, which was reportedly going 30 mph during the collision, had moderate damage to its front windshield after the incident, officers said.
Police continue to investigate the incident.