A man in his 40s sustained life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car while crossing Harding Boulevard between Estates Drive and Lead Hill Boulevard at 5:57 p.m. Thursday, Roseville police officials are reporting.
Police closed the portion of the road in both directions to investigate the scene of the accident. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and to take alternative routes.
The victim was transported by ambulance to Sutter Roseville Medical Center.
The southbound driver of a Toyota Prius is believed to have struck the pedestrian, on the 200 block of Harding Blvd., who police report was not using a crosswalk at the time of the accident.
The man crossed the road in the midblock area during dark and rainy conditions, according to Dee Dee Gunther, police spokesperson. It is not known yet how fast the driver of the Prius was traveling.
"The driver of the Prius was unable to stop in time, and hit the man," said Gunther in an e-mail.
Police expect Harding Boulevard to remain closed for some time while members of Roseville Police’s major accident investigation team examine the scene.