TENNERTON - A 52-year-old male was struck by a vehicle on Route 20 South by Tomblyn Clutter Funeral Home Thursday night after reportedly stepping into the roadway.
Daniel Ross, 52, of Buckhannon, told investigating officer Cpl. V.J. Pyles with the Buckhannon detachment of the West Virginia State Police, that "he was on his cell phone and could have wandered out in the roadway."
Pyles said that the driver of the 2005 Chevy Trailblazer which struck the pedestrian is Winston Kelley, 35, of Buckhannon.
Kelley was traveling northbound on Route 20 about 9:35 p.m. and struck Ross who was walking on the side of the road, according to Pyles.
The front fender and mirror of Kelley's Trailblazer struck Ross and Kelley stopped his vehicle in front of the funeral home.
Ross was flown by HealthNet to Ruby Memorial with lower extremity injuries and remained in the hospital Friday afternoon, according to Pyles.
"It does not appear to be life-threatening at this time," Pyles said.
The Buckhannon Fire Department, Upshur County EMS, Cpl. Dewaine Linger and Sgt. Marshall Powers with the Upshur County Sheriff's Department were among those who responded to the scene. More information will follow when available.