Pedestrian flown to hospital after being hit by vehicle

NEWPORT, CARTERET COUNTY - A man is flown to Vidant Medical Center after being hit by a vehicle, according to state troopers.

Troopers said it happened around 9:45 Monday night on Highway 70 West in Newport at the intersection of Sam Garner Rd.

The pedestrian, John Bruder, was intoxicated when he walked out in front of the vehicle, according to state troopers. Bruder is expected to be okay.

Troopers said the driver was not at fault and won't be charged with anything.

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