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

Posted April 11, 2015 2:35 p.m. EDT
Updated April 12, 2015 10:58 a.m. EDT

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)

— 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.