Police ID pedestrian injured after being struck by elderly driver

TAUNTON, Mass (WPRI) – A man was taken to the hospital by helicopter after being struck by a driver on Somerset Avenue Tuesday night.

Police said Fernando Medina, 39, of Taunton was crossing the road in the area of Silverwood Drive when he was struck.

He was initially taken to Morton Hospital and from there was flown to Rhode Island Hospital. Police did not provide any information on the extent of Medina’s condition.

Police said the driver of the vehicle was an elderly man. He has not been charged with anything at this time. Police said the crash is under investigation by a reconstruction team.