July 20, 2014 2:36 pm

Pedestrian airlifted to Calgary after serious crash in Carstairs

Vytai Brannan / Global News

A man had to be airlifted to a Calgary hospital after being struck by a car in Carstairs.

It happened around 2:30 on Sunday morning on 10th Avenue just south of Idaho Street.

Police say a 30 year-old woman was driving north on 10th avenue when a pedestrian was walking southbound in the middle of the northbound lane.

RCMP said the driver tried to avoid the man, but was unable to.

The 26 year-old man from Crossfield was thrown several meters into a nearby ditch.

Witnesses and Emergency Services performed CPR on the pedestrian.

He was airlifted by stars to the Foothills Hospital with severe head trauma.

Police believe the pedestrian may have been intoxicated at the time of the crash.

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