Car strikes pedestrian, 64, on Cherry Road near Winthrop

A 64-year-old Rock Hill man was hit by a car Wednesday night near Winthrop University’s campus as he was stepping out into Cherry Road, officials say.

The accident happened just after 9 p.m., near the corner of Cherry Road – one of Rock Hill’s busiest streets – and Oakland Avenue, which runs in front of the university campus. After being hit, the man was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to a Rock Hill police report.

Authorities say they believe the victim was hit because he was jaywalking between Oakland Avenue and Park Avenue. Pedestrian crosswalks are painted on the road nearby but the man was not using them, the report states.

According to the report, the stretch of road where the man was hit is not well-lit at night. The pedestrian was “inattentive,” which contributed to the accident, police say.

The 19-year-old driver is not facing charges. He was driving about 40 miles per hour – the speed limit on Cherry Road – at the time of the accident, the report states.

Police say drugs and alcohol were not a factor in the accident.