A traffic accident involving a man hit by a car on U.S. 301 was being investigated by Sarasota Police.
Full details are pending however police reported the accident happened at 8:30 in the evening on Saturday when the pedestrian attempted to cross 301 close to 30th Street.
The motorist who struck the driver attempted to avoid hitting him by swerving and braking hard but was unable to avoid striking the man.
The injured pedestrian was taken by first responders to Sarasota Memorial for emergency medical treatment.
U.S. 301 was shutdown in two lanes for several hours to allow the Sarasota Police department to fully investigate the accident.