Pedestrian has ‘serious’ injuries after getting hit by two vehicles in Roanoke County

Incident happened near Tanglewood Mall



The pedestrian has been identified as Sean McCarthy, 34, of Salem.

According to a county news release, McCarthy was “partially in the roadway and wearing dark clothing” when he was hit.

The driver of the car that hit him, 60-year-old Fredrick Carter, of Thaxton, has been charged with a hanging violation for having something hanging from his rear-view mirror that obstructed his view.

Charges are pending against McCarthy, but the news release does not say what charges or why.

The investigation is ongoing.


A person is at a local hospital with serious injuries after getting hit by two different vehicles in Roanoke County on Wednesday night.

Police say that just after 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, officers were dispatched to the area of Electric Road and Ogden Road (near Tanglewood mall) for a report of a pedestrian who had been hit by a vehicle.

The pedestrian was taken to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Roanoke County Police Department.

The incident is still under investigation.

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