Man critically injured after being hit by truck in Va. Beach

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A man was critically injured Wednesday morning after being hit by a pickup truck in Virginia Beach.

Police say a preliminary investigation found the man stepped into the roadway, and into the path of a pickup truck.The driver of the truck stayed on scene.

The driver, along with others who stopped, helped on scene, police say. The man hit in the accident was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Virginia Beach police sent an alert out on Twitter Wednesday morning, urging people to avoid the area. The crash happened on General Booth, just off Dam Neck Road.

The southbound lane on General Booth reopened to traffic just after 2 p.m.

Stay with WAVY.com for updates to this developing story.