Man hit by car while picking up items lost from pickup

A man was seriously injured Sun­day when he was struck by a car on Bobby Jones Expressway while trying to pick up items that fell out of the bed of his truck, authorities said.

The man, later identified as Joshua Granade, of Augusta, was driving a Chev­rolet S10 pickup east on Bobby Jones near the Gordon Highway exit about 4 p.m. when the items blew out. When he got out to pick them up, he was struck by a Pontiac G6 traveling east, deputies said.

Granade went through the Pon­ti­ac’s windshield, but he was alert when the fire department’s first responders arrived, police said.

He was taken to Medical Col­lege of Georgia Hospital with fractures to his legs and upper-body injuries, authorities said. He was in good condition Sunday night, a hospital spokesman said. The driver of the Pontiac was not seriously injured.

Deputies said traffic was slowed on Bobby Jones but never halted.

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