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Pedestrian struck by vehicle at Toano Christmas Tree Lighting in critical condition

(WYDaily/ Courtesy of James City County Police Department)
(WYDaily/ Courtesy of James City County Police Department)

A New Kent man was struck while crossing the street following the Christmas Tree lighting in Toano Saturday night, authorities said.

On Nov. 30 at approximately 6:15 p.m. a 33-year-old man was crossing the road wearing dark clothes in a poorly lit area before he was struck by a 2001 Honda Accord, Stephanie Williams, spokeswoman for the James City County Police Department, said.

The driver, a 63-year-old woman, swerved and “obviously saw him at the last second,” Williams said.

Authorities said the pedestrian was taken to Riverside Regional Hospital and is in critical condition with a broken leg, arm and head injuries.

Williams said two officers were at the Christmas tree lighting directing traffic at two different locations and the New Kent man did not use either crossing.

One of the officers witnessed the incident, Williams added.

No charges have been filed against the driver, she said.

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Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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