Man hit, pinned by vehicle near Portage

PAVILION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A Portage man was seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle and becoming pinned under one of its tires.  

The crash happened shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday on East S Avenue just east of South 26th Street in Pavilion Township, southeast of Portage.

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office says the 70-year-old man was in the roadway when he was hit by a westbound vehicle. The pedestrian was pinned under the vehicle’s tire when it came to a stop, deputies say.

An ambulance took the man to the hospital with several serious injuries. The driver wasn’t injured.

Authorities say alcohol was not a factor in the incident, which remains under investigation.

Anyone with additional information in this case is encouraged to contact the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office at 269.383.8748 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.

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