UPDATE: Man injured after being hit on Highway 49

Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to an incident at Highway 49 southbound just north of Highway 53 this morning in which a man was injured.

MHP spokesman Cal Robertson said a helicopter was used to take the man to USA Medical Center in Mobile with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the car who hit the man stopped to assist in the investigation and was not cited.

Traffic was delayed in the area for about an hour while the pedestrian was tended and the helicopter was on scene.

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