A 23-year-old Valley Center man has been hospitalized for injuries he suffered early this morning when he was struck by a car while crossing West Sixth Street.
Blake Pearson, 23, a Baker University student, was first taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital and later transported to University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. , by ground ambulance because weather conditions did not allow helicopter ambulances to fly. No information was available about Pearson's condition this morning.
Lawrence Police said the accident happened about 1:58 a.m. when Pearson was crossing from south to north on Sixth Street near the intersection of Crestline Drive.
Pearson was struck by a westbound Chevrolet Caprice driven by Christopher Brownell, 22, Lawrence, police said.
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