OSCODA – Joseph Daniel Garten, 28, Oscoda, was taken to the hospital by ambulance, upon sustaining incapacitating injuries when he was struck by vehicle.

According to the Oscoda Township Police Department (OTPD), the incident occurred on County Road F-41, near Pine Street, at 2:06 a.m. on Aug. 23.

Richard Douglas Rose, 70, Oscoda, told authorities that he was driving to the store when a pedestrian walked out in front of his vehicle – a Dodge Grand Caravan.

The OTPD states that Rose was eastbound on F-41, and struck Garten in the outside lane.

A witness who was driving west at that time, told police that he observed the pedestrian standing still in the eastbound lane of F-41, staring at the sky.

Rose was unharmed during the collision, and authorities say that neither drugs nor alcohol are suspected as contributing factors.

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