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75-year-old man hit by car in Amherst County, police say


Authorities have released further information after they said a 75-year-old man was hit by a pickup truck in Amherst County.

The accident happened in the 4600 block of US-29 Business when police said a 2015 Dodge Ram was going South in the right lane tried to swerve to miss 75-year-old George Wood of Lynchburg, who was in the travel lane.

Wood was hit by the side and mirror of the pickup and was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. Authorities said he was not in reflective clothing and he was also not in a crosswalk.

According to police, the 41-year-old man driving the pickup was not hurt.

State Police said that no charges have been filed in this stage of the investigation.


One person is in the hospital after police said they were hit by a car on Tuesday morning in Amherst County.

Authorities said that the accident happened just before 7 a.m. on US-29 Business.

The person was in the road and was hit by a car that was driving South, police said.

Authorities said the victim was taken to the hospital.

According to police, the investigation is ongoing.

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