BOSTON (CBS) – A man was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries Tuesday after he was hit by an SUV owned by WHDH-TV-Channel 7.

It happened on Route 93 north in Somerville around 2:30 a.m.

Police said a 25-year-old man from Stoneham had stopped his Hyundai Elantra in the left lane, left the car and was crossing the highway when he was struck by a Ford Explorer.

“The Explorer is owned by WHDH Channel 7 and the driver is an employee of the station,” State Police said in a statement.

Investigators don’t know why the Hyundai driver stopped, why he was walking across the highway or what his condition was at the time of the crash.

“The victim’s Elantra had front-end damage that suggests it was involved in a prior crash. There was no debris field at the location where it was stopped, leading to the belief that it may have been involved in (a) prior crash elsewhere,” State Police said.

Police also don’t know how fast the Explorer was moving when it hit the man.

The victim and the driver have not been identified.

State Police would only say the WHDH employee is a 42-year-old man from Sudbury.

In its noon newscast, Channel 7 said he is a photographer at the station who was on duty at the time of the crash.  He was not hurt.

Comments (3)
  1. Ellen says:

    I feel sorry for all involved in this accident and hope that the accident victim gets well soon, but why was he crossing a highway in bad weather to boot. People use common sense will you, you Don’t and I mean don’t cross any highway no matter what. I am not in any way blaming the SUV driver at all. It can happen to any of us driving along a highway while some one is dumb enough to use it as a cross walk.

  2. jaygee says:

    I guess he didn’t know that you only cross a major highway WHEN NO CARS ARE COMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sounds like the lad had one too many.

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