Police: Man hit in Tyler blind, stepped into traffic
POSTED: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 10:58am
UPDATED: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 3:48pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — The Tyler Police Department responded to a pedestrian-involved accident near Highway 271 and Loop 323 Friday morning.
Tyler Public Information Officer Don Martin said Ananias Martinez, 41, who is blind, was walking southbound on Highway 271 when he stopped in the turn lane. A semi attempted to dodge the man, but hit him on the shoulder of the road.
Martin said it appeared the 18-wheeler was almost to a halt when the man was struck.
The victim was check by officials at the scene and released. He did not suffer serious injuries.