Man seriously hurt after being struck by vehicle while standing outside stranded car on I35E

The Carrollton Police Department is investigating a serious crash that occurred yesterday morning in the northbound lanes of I35E near Belt Line Road.

According to reports, a man was standing outside of his stranded car when a vehicle hit him. Police say his vehicle was on the right shoulder of the highway.

The man was pinned in the crash, according to a police official. Carrollton Fire and EMS responded to the scene for patient care.

Carrollton EMS transported the man to a local hospital with serious injuries. His condition is unknown at this time.

All but one northbound lane of I35E were closed while the department’s Accident Investigation team examined the scene.

It is not known if the driver will face any charges.

If your vehicle becomes stranded on a busy highway and you cannot safely exit the vehicle, the safest place for you to be is inside the vehicle with your seat belt attached. Call a tow truck and request expedited response. If your vehicle is stranded in the lanes of traffic, call 9-1-1 immediately.