Man hit by vehicle, sent to Regional One Medical Center - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Vehicle hits man walking outside school

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Memphis police and fire crews responded to Stratford Road and Summer Avenue Monday after a man was hit by a vehicle. Memphis police and fire crews responded to Stratford Road and Summer Avenue Monday after a man was hit by a vehicle.

(WMC-TV) - A man was hit by a car outside a Memphis school and neighbors in the area say something like this was a danger waiting to happen.

The last information from police about the victim is that he remains at the Regional Medical Center in critical condition. The community is pulling for his recovery, and they are hoping to see more done to slow motorists down in the area.

Betty Horton has lived on the corner of Stratford Road for 60 years. She says she is not surprised someone was struck while walking across the street.

"We have a tremendous amount of traffic on this street. When I moved out here, it was two lanes not much traffic," said Horton.

Several parents living in the area say this incident has raised their level of concern even more for their children walking across Stratford to and from school at Berclair Elementary.

"I've seen people, they don't slow down for the flashing lights in the mornings, afternoons for school zones," said Danny Casey.

Casey says on the days the police officer is there, motorists slow down because the officer will go after them. But that is not the case when he is not there.

"A lot of people come through here ... All they're thinking about is getting to where they're going," added Casey.

Ignacio Rodriguez's son Brian walks to school and crosses the street daily.

"Cars coming by fast and might hit me ... I kind of feel scared," said Brian.

No word as of Monday night on whether there are charges in this case or if this was accidental. A

Action News 5 is waiting to find out whether a crossing guard or police officer was on duty when this happened.

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