A driver and a pedestrian were transported to an area hospital following an accident on Thursday morning in the 7700 block of Sissonville Drive near the Pocatalico exit, said Cpl. Brian Humphreys of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office.
A man was crossing the road about 6:30 a.m. when he was hit by a pickup truck, Humphreys said.
The patient was conscious and speaking to medics when the responding deputy arrived, but did suffer injuries to his head and body. The man was taken to Charleston Area Medical Center's General Hospital for treatment.
The driver of the involved vehicle said he was driving south on Sissonville Drive and saw something in the roadway ahead, according to a report from Humphreys.
The driver said that by the time he realized the object was a person, a collision was unavoidable. The roads were wet from recent rains, which was considered a contributing factor in the crash.
Humphreys said excessive speed was not a factor and that the driver was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, nor was he distracted by an electronic device.An initial entry into the call log at Metro 911 indicated the driver of the vehicle was having a heart attack either before or after the crash. Humpreys later said this was inaccurate information.