Elderly Pedestrian Struck by Driver Suspected of Drunk Driving

By: News Ten
By: News Ten

JACKSON - An 82-year-old remains in critical condition after being struck by a car that went off the road in Jackson Saturday afternoon. Shortly after 5 o'clock the elderly man was walking on the sidewalk along Elm Street on the east side of Jackson , when police say a drunk driver drove across the street and onto the sidewalk, striking the man.

He was taken to Allegiance Health and then sent to the hospital at the University of Michigan, where police say he is in critical but stable condition as of Monday afternoon. The driver of the car, a 62-year-old Jackson man, was arrested and is expected to be charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing injury, a felony.

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