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Pedestrian hit by car in Galax

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Staff Report

A Fries man was hit by a car at approximately 4:55 p.m. on Sunday while crossing the road in the 500 block of East Stuart Drive, according to a report from the Galax Police Department.

Sammy Lee Lewis, 54, was transported to Forsyth Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C., via ambulance after attempting to cross the road. “The accident was unavoidable,” said Police Chief Rick Clark. “Witnesses stated that he stepped into the path of oncoming traffic. We believe alcohol was involved. His judgment was impaired and no charges are anticipated.”

Lewis is expected to recover.