1 in life-threatening condition after crash

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FORSYTH, Ill. (WAND) – Deputies say a man has life-threatening injuries after a car hit him in Forsyth.

Macon County deputies say he was crossing Route 51 at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday near an intersection with Barnett Avenue. They say the person was trying to avoid hitting cars when they ended up in the path of a Toyota pickup truck. Deputies say they found him in a ditch on the east side of Route 51's northbound lanes.

First responders transported the person, whose identity is unknown Thursday night, to Decatur Memorial Hospital. The Toyota driver did not suffer any injuries.

Deputies are warning the public to be careful when crossing a busy intersection without any designated place to cross, adding pedestrians have to be careful on their own. 

"It's up to them to be safe," said Macon County Sgt. Jim Hermann. "They are the ones that are entering a roadway so they need to take it upon themselves to make sure there are no cars coming from either direction and they only cross when it's safe."

The crash is under investigation in Macon County.

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