Man in critical condition after being hit by car

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - An accident on Highway 231 Sunday left one person in critical condition.

A man is in critical condition after being struck by a car while pushing his bike down the road. (MGN)

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Ricky Sanders, 54, of Panama City Beach, was walking south down Highway 231 near Cemetery Road pushing a bicycle on the outside paved shoulder when he was struck by a car.

They say a vehicle, driven by Steven Stottlemyre, 55, of Panama City, drifted out of the travel lane and onto the paved shoulder where he struck Sanders. The front of the vehicle hit Sanders.

Sanders was taken to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Troopers say because of the severity of Sanders injuries, they are conducting a thorough investigation into the cause of the accident and charges are pending.

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