WASHINGTON -- A pedestrian is in the hospital after he was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 270 Thursday morning.
The crash involved a tractor-trailer and a car.
The man was struck around 6:30 a.m. in the southbound local lanes before the Montrose Road exit, shutting down the local lanes completely for an hour.
Pete Piringer, a Montgomery County fire spokesman, says the victim was transported to the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.
Maryland State Police say the man is expected to survive. They don't know why he was trying to cross the highway.
No charges are expected to be filed.
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