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Pedestrian hit Thursday by big rig on I-30

By Ashley Nerbovig

This article was published August 14, 2014 at 1:01 p.m.

A male pedestrian was struck by a commercial carrier Thursday morning on eastbound Interstate 30 in Saline County, police said.

Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler said Michael Patterson, 34, was struck shortly after 9:30 a.m. at exit 115 near Bryant. A preliminary investigation indicates Patterson was struck by the second trailer behind the truck as the driver swerved to avoid hitting Patterson.

Patterson was airlifted to a hospital after the accident, where he is being treated for the injuries he sustained from the crash.

The crash remains under investigation by the Arkansas State Police.

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KCSAP says... August 14, 2014 at 2:58 p.m.

Hmm, texting and driving? The truckers do it all the time.

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AmericasDoomed says... August 14, 2014 at 4:43 p.m.

The guy is alive???

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k5wu_swbell.net says... August 14, 2014 at 5:31 p.m.

Exit 115 is in Benton not near Bryant.
First Bryant exit is 123.

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WowReally says... August 14, 2014 at 7:32 p.m.

Gee, this. is. an. interstate....it looks like a perfectly good place to take a stroll. dum de dum de dum. (all read in an idiots voice) When will morons learn to quit walking on the danged freeway. There are SO many other ways to get to places! It appears Mr. Darwin might have been on to something. I, too, am amazed he is still breathing.

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