Fayetteville Pedestrian Hit By Two Vehicles, Hospitalized

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A pedestrian is in critical condition in a Missouri hospital after he was hit by two vehicles in northern Fayetteville Thursday night (Aug. 1), according to police.

Police say Gilbert Flores, 34, had left Hooters and was attempted to cross N. College on foot when he was struck by a green 2002 Honda Accord driven by Edita Guevasa, 33, of Springdale.

Flores managed to get up, but was then struck by a 2004 yellow Ford Econoline van, believed to be a Border Express Delivery van, driven by Peter Ewalk, 52, of Fort Smith.

Flores was taken to Washington Regional Medical Center in critical condition and later taken by medical helicopter to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo.

Fayetteville police blocked off southbound College Avenue between Joyce Boulevard and Shepherd Lane just before 11 p.m. There were no other reported injuries in the incident.

Sgt. Craig Stout said he does not expect anyone to be ticketed or arrested in the incident.

“He was crossing a busy road late at night and wearing dark clothing,” Stout said.

Police believe that Flores was under the influence of alcohol. The two drivers involved were tested and found to not be under the influence, Stout said.

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