WESTMINSTER, Md. (WJZ) — A 58-year-old is in critical condition at University of Maryland Shock Trauma after being struck by a pickup truck on Washington Road.

State Troopers responded to the accident in the 400 block of Maryland Route 32 (Washington Road) in Westminster just before noon on Thursday.

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Police say as the pedestrian was walking along the southbound shoulder of the road they were struck when a truck.

The 58-year-old was knocked into the guardrail and had to be flown by Maryland State Police Medevac due to life-threatening injuries.

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The cause of the crash is still unknown at this time. Police say that the driver may have drove toward the southbound shoulder to possibly avoid a collision with an oncoming northbound vehicle,

Washington Road between Stoner Avenue and Bennett Avenue closed for about an hour after the accident.

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