Pedestrian struck in Powder Springs

Police in Cobb County were investigating an accident involving a pedestrian struck Thursday night in Powder Springs.

Cobb police spokesman Mike Bowman said Preston Lee Hester, 62, of Greensboro, N.C. was trying to cross Powder Springs Road near Oxford Road against the light when he was hit by a 2002 Toyota Camry.

Bowman said Hester was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The spokesman said alleged alcohol use by Hester is suspected to be a contributing factor in the incident.

The driver of the Toyota, 44-year-old Craig S. Goldstein of Marietta, stopped and is not expected to be charged, according to Bowman.