- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Authorities say a pedestrian has been struck on U.S. Route 50 in Maryland.

The Anne Arundel County Fire Department tweeted shortly before 6:30 a.m. Wednesday that a car had struck the pedestrian near the Severn River Bridge. Traffic on the highway was stopped in both directions to allow a medevac helicopter to land at the scene.

The fire department tweeted shortly after 7 a.m. that the victim was an adult man with life-threatening injuries. He’s been airlifted to Shock Trauma in Baltimore. Authorities expected the highway to reopen soon, but advised motorists to expect major delays.

Further details haven’t been released.

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