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Pedestrian struck by car; airlifted
Halts South Main traffic for two hours Tuesday evening
GSP accident

A man was airlifted to a Savannah hospital Tuesday night after he was struck by a car on South Main Street near the entrance to Georgia Southern University.

Georgia State Patrol Trooper First Class Jamey Holloway said Matthew Dillon Fowler of Hart Street, Reidsville, was crossing South Main Street near Azalea Drive around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday when he was struck by a 2010 Toyota Corolla driven by Margaret Alana Hall of Scenic Drive, McDonough.

Suffering head injuries, Fowler, 23, was flown by Air Evac to Memorial Medical Center in Savannah. Statesboro police assisted Georgia State Patrol troopers in blocking traffic while the accident was being investigated and cleared. A portion of South Main Street near the Georgia Southern University entrance was closed for almost two hours, said Statesboro Police Community Information Specialist Madison Warren.

Reports were incomplete Wednesday evening and Fowler’s condition was unknown. Witnesses said Fowler walked into traffic as he attempted to cross the road, Holloway said.

Hall, 19, was not injured and faces no charges, he said.

Neither Fowler nor Hall are Georgia Southern University students, according to GSU Communications Director Jennifer Wise, GSU director.

Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.


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