A Texas man is in serious condition after being hit by a car while helping someone back up a tractor-trailer late Tuesday.
Timothy Scott Thompson, 46, of San Antonio, was wearing dark clothes in the rain about 10:15 p.m. while helping an American Red Ball Transit driver back a truck from a private drive onto Park West Drive, just off Interstate 20, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office accident report.
Larhonda Natoria Jackson, of Harlem, was driving her Chevrolet Impala west and swerved to avoid hitting the back of the truck, which was partially in the road. Jackson said she didn’t see Thompson in the road and hit him.
Thompson was vaulted into the air and landed on the edge of the road. He was found at fault in the incident because he was wearing dark clothes in the rain, preventing him from being seen, according to the report.
Jackson and the truck driver were not injured.