Pedestrian critical after struck by car
A Corydon man struck by a car Saturday evening remains in critical condition at University Hospital in Louisville.
According to Marshal Mark Bye of the Corydon Police Department, on Saturday at 6:23, Scott Simcox, 49, had purchased some soft drinks at Circle K to take to fellow residents at Hillview Apartments when he walked north across S.R. 62 and was struck by a westbound 2006 Ford Focus.
‘The driver of the car didn’t see him until it was too late,’ Bye said. ‘He tried missing (Simcox), but he hit him on the left front corner of the car and the impact knocked him onto the hood and windshield.
‘The witnesses we talked to, no one saw (Simcox),’ he said. ‘A witness behind the impact vehicle didn’t see him either. He was wearing dark-colored clothing, and it was dark. I think it’s just a very unfortunate accident.’
Simcox was transported to Harrison County Hospital before being sent to University Hospital via Air Methods medical transport. A passenger in the car that struck Simcox complained of neck pain and also was taken to HCH.
Bye said the crash remains under investigation to gather additional measurements from the site, but no charges are expected to be filed. Speed did not appear to be a factor, and the driver of the car was given a blood test for alcohol and drugs. The test was negative, Bye said.