Adair County man hit by car while walking on Ky. 551

An Adair County man was injured Friday when a car hit him while he was walking in the road, according to Kentucky State Police.

James K. Polston, 46, was in the middle of Ky. 551 south of Columbia when a 1995 Ford pickup truck hit him. The driver, 36-year-old Priscilla Greer, tried to avoid hitting Polston but couldn’t, according to a news release.

Polston was airlifted to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition Saturday.

The accident happened at 9:25 p.m. Police said they don’t know why Polston was in the road.