WILKES-BARRE — A pedestrian was sent to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle on Wilkes Barre Boulevard on Sunday morning.
City police responded to the scene by 11:30 a.m. and blocked off access to the boulevard by posting cars at Northampton and Market streets.
According to Wilkes-Barre City Police Lt. Joseph Novak, it is standard operation to shut the block down in case the outcome turns fatal.
Novak said a person was taken away with severe injuries to an area hospital. The driver of the vehicle also fully cooperated with police.
A person sitting in McDonald’s said he heard the loud crash and that the pedestrian was bleeding and was subsequently taken to the hospital.
The motor vehicle was towed from the scene.
“Pedestrians need to look both ways and vehicle operators have to do the same thing,” said Lt. Novak.
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