Tires screeching on Magnolia Drive caught neighbors attention before sunrise on Wednesday.
A man was hit by a car shortly after 6:30 a.m. near Trinity Place.
Police did not release his identity or his condition as of late Wednesday.
The east Macon accident is the latest in a number of serious accidents involving pedestrians.
Wednesday afternoon, 53-year-old Donna Davis died of multiple injuries he sustained after being hit by a car shortly after 9 p.m. Friday on Eisenhower Parkway.
Thats the ninth pedestrian death this year, Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said after Davis was pronounced dead at Pine Pointe Hospice at 4 p.m.
In the predawn accident in the Fort Hill neighborhood, the driver of a silver Honda CRV that hit the man scooped him up and took the victim to the emergency room of Coliseum Hospital, a short drive away.
Outside the emergency room he was talking on a cellphone, telling the person on the other line, Hes all right, ... but he still got to get checked, he said into the phone. I didnt want to leave him like that in the road until they get there.
Macon police said later that the man was being treated at the Medical Center of Central Georgia, a Level 1 Trauma Center, which could indicate he suffered serious injuries.
Officers blocked off one lane of the road where the victims National Guard baseball cap, shoe, eyeglasses, broken cellphone and other items were scattered near skid marks.
Stephanie Brown heard the accident that happened in front of her duplex in the 900 block of Magnolia, a few blocks from Jeffersonville Road. I peeped out the window, and I saw the gentleman laying right there in the middle of the street, and the guy was over there by him trying to see if he was all right, Brown said.
She called 911, but by the time she got off the phone with emergency dispatchers, both men were in the car.
The guy picked him up and went that way with him, Brown said, gesturing toward Emery Highway. I said to myself, I hope he carried him to the hospital.
She recognized the victim as a man who lives up the street at the Sulphur Springs Retreat for Elderly. He frequently walks in the area, she said. It looked like he was carrying a sack lunch and a couple of books when he was hit.
Investigators went to the hospital, where the CRV was parked outside the emergency entrance, and went inside to find the driver and the victim. The center windshield of the car was shattered and part of the hood dented.
The identity of the driver was not initially released in at least the fifth serious pedestrian accident in 30 days.
Daniel Muhammad, 25, was killed in a dark stretch of the 1400 block of Gray Highway about 1:30 a.m. Sept. 24.
A week later, 62-year-old Brenda Faye Johnson was hit and killed in almost the same location at about the same time of night.
A cyclist was hit at the corner of Eisenhower Parkway and Pio Nono Avenue about 8:30 p.m. Oct. 17, the night before Davis was hit.
Before the sun came up that Friday morning, a 16-year-old Central High School student was grazed by a car while crossing Napier Avenue.
Daylight saving time ends Sunday, Nov. 3., which means it will be an hour earlier when the sun rises, but the sun will also set in the early evening, making that time of day dangerous for pedestrians.
To contact Liz Fabian, call 744-4303.