Updated: September 16, 2012 - 4:30am
A man sustained serious injuries this morning when he was struck struck by a passing vehicle south of Olathe.
Deputies say around 3:40 they were called to the area of U.S. 169 Highway and 162th Street by a driver who reported striking a person while driving northbound near 167th Street. Authorities located a male pedestrian just of the 167th Street intersection, who told Deputies that he had been hit while walking southbound in the northbound lanes of traffic.
The Olathe Fire Department responded with Johnson County Med-Act and reported the victim's injuries to be serious. The vehicle's driver was "extremely shaken but, uninjured" according to a Deputy.
The man has only been described as being in his mid 30's. He has been transported to an area hospital for further treatment.
Northbound lanes of U.S. 169 Highway were closed briefly for accident investigation. Deputies say they continue to investigate the accident to see if alcohol may have been a contributing factor.
Several officers from the Olathe Police Department assisted the Sheriff's Office with the initial accident report.
This accident occurred in the same general area as a train vs pedestrian accident, about 25 hours earlier. More on the train vs pedestrian accident can be found here.
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