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SC couple hit by car trying to cross road in Southern Pines

Posted April 11, 2015
Updated April 12, 2015

A 70-year-old man and 69-year-old woman were injured early Saturday when they were hit by a car as they crossed West Morganton Road in Pinehurst, officials said. (Photo courtesy Frank Staples)
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— A 70-year-old man and 69-year-old woman were injured early Saturday when they were hit by a car as they crossed West Morganton Road in Southern Pines, officials said.

Emergency crews responded to the area, which is near U.S. Highway 1, at about 10:30 a.m.

Investigators said the man and woman, a couple from South Carolina, were trying to cross the road to attend a soccer game at the Southern Pines Soccer Complex. Officials said the couple was walking in a crosswalk.

Both the man and woman were taken to FirstHealth Hospital in Pinehurst, and the man was later airlifted to another hospital.

No information about the driver of the car involved in the incident has been released. It's unclear if the person would face charges.

West Morgranton Road was closed briefly following the incident.

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  • Rick Fetter Apr 13, 2015
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    " It's unclear if the person would face charges."
    What.....? The couple were on a crosswalk.

  • James Henderson Apr 11, 2015
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    What a poorly worded title! Watch those misplaced modifiers.

  • Doug Bradley Apr 11, 2015
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    I've only been on that road a few times but I know there was a fatality a few months ago on it where a man hit a teenager who was walking and then got out of his car to help her and he was hit and killed.

    Maybe it's just a dangerous street to walk on and they need to put more lights there.