MASSENA - A 70 year old man was taken by ambulance to Massena Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning after being hit by a van at the intersection of Main Street and state Route 37 in Massena.
The accident occurred at approximately 10:20 a.m. when Lyndon W. Johnson, 70, of Cornell Ave. was struck by the van while attempting to cross the westbound lane.
Police said their investigation revealed that Mr. Johnson stepped into the roadway without receiving the proper signal from pedestrian crossing light located at the intersection.
According to police, Thomas A. Denny, was northbound on South Main Street and turning into the westbound lane of state Route 37 when Mr. Johnson stepped into his path.
Mr. Johnson was taken to the hospital by the Massena Volunteer Rescue Squad.
The Massena Fire Department also responded to the scene.