Man critical after being struck by vehicle Mon; police to close road to remap crash

VERO BEACH — Police on Wednesday will return to the scene of a crash that left a 78-year-old man with critical injuries, officials said.

The man was struck by a vehicle about 7 p.m. Monday near Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach police spokesman Master Officer Darrell Rivers said. Rivers said the man was taken by ambulance to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce with critical injuries.

An update on the man’s condition was not immediately available Tuesday.

Police will return to the wreck site tomorrow to remap the scene, Rivers said. Officers will close Royal Palm Boulevard between 7th Avenue and Leon Avenue from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday to conduct an investigation.

Motorists should avoid the area and take alternate routes. No further details were immediately available.

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