Pedestrian struck near Rock the South


Updated 6-1-19 7:09 p.m.

CULLMAN, Ala. – A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle very early Saturday morning near Rock the South. The vehicle left the scene of the accident. The victim was airlifted to UAB Hospital in Birmingham.

According to Good Hope Fire and Rescue Chief David Scott, the incident occurred along County Road 469 south of the event site, between the event site and County Road 222.

Senior Alabama State Trooper Chuck Daniel said, “ALEA State Troopers are investigating a single-vehicle crash that occurred on Cullman County 469 in the area of the Rock the South event. The crash occurred around 12:45 a.m. today, June 1, and the driver of the vehicle fled the scene after striking a pedestrian. The pedestrian is a 30-year-old white male from Cullman, and he is in stable condition at UAB Hospital in Birmingham.

“State Troopers are working with Cullman County Sheriff’s Office to identify the vehicle and the driver. If anyone in that area believes that they have information concerning the crash, they can contact the Decatur State Trooper Post (256-353-0631) or the Cullman County Sheriff’s office (256-734-0342). Nothing further is available as ALEA State Troopers continue to investigate.”

This is a developing story.

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