Elkhart County man, 37, struck by car while checking his mail at mailbox along U.S. 20

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An Elkhart County man was hospitalized with serious injuries after being struck by a car.

The collision happened around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, when a 23-year-old woman from LaGrange was traveling along U.S. 20, east of State Road 13, then ran off the road, hitting the 37-year-old man who had gone to the mailbox to check his mail.

The vehicle then struck a fence post before coming to a rest.

The man in-and-out of consciousness when medics got to the scene. He was taken to Memorial Hospital in South Bend with for head and internal injuries.

The driver told Elkhart County Sheriff’s deputies she could not recollect the crash and believes she may have had a seizure. She was taken to Goshen Hospital for a blood draw and a drug recognition exam.

The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate the circumstances of the crash.

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