Pedestrian hit by SUV, in critical condition


GULF SHORES, Ala. (WALA) – The Gulf Shores Police Department said a pedestrian is in critical condition after being hit by an SUV driven by a 17-year-old.

Officials said the accident happened around 9:20 p.m. when the pedestrian was crossing northbound on East Beach Boulevard, between East 1st Street and East 2nd Street. They said the driver of the SUV was traveling westbound on East Beach Boulevard.

The pedestrian has been identified as 35-year-old Eric Stephen Mansfield of Mesquite, Texas.

Mansfield was taken by Baptist Lifeflight to Sacred Heart Medical Center.

There was no evidence of alcohol or drug use by the driver, who remained at the scene until the preliminary investigation was complete. She cooperated and offered assistance.

GSPD detectives are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Detective Sergeant Woodruff at 251-968-2431.

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