A man who was struck by a vehicle while attempting to get gas for his stalled truck in Redlands was hospitalized with major injuries, Redlands police report.
The crash happened Tuesday around 4 p.m. on Alabama Street at Industrial Park Avenue, according to Redlands Police Spokesman Carl Baker.
According to Baker, the unidentified victim was headed south on Alabama when he ran out of gas. He was getting a gas can from the back of his truck when he was suddenly struck from behind by an approaching 1991 Honda Accord sedan, driven by an 18-year-old Diamond Bar man.
"Redlands paramedics treated the victim on scene before he was transported by ambulance with major injuries to Loma Linda University Medical Center," Baker said in a press release issued Wednesday. "The victim remains in serious condition. The driver of the other vehicle suffered only minor injuries."
The cause of the crash is under investigation, but police indicate they do not believe alcohol or drugs played a role.
Anyone who may have spotted the accident was asked to contact police at 909-798-7681.
Southbound Alabama Street was closed from Orange Tree Lane to Industrial Park Avenue for about three hours while the crash site was cleared, according to Baker.