VIDOR, Texas — A man was taken to the hospital following an auto-pedestrian accident in Vidor.

According to a release from Police Chief Rod Carroll, the accident happened at 7:47 a.m. Saturday on the IH-10 Eastbound Service Road near Lakewood Dr.

Officers found an adult male that was walking along the Service Road was struck by a vehicle in the outside lane.

The driver of the vehicle advised that he did not see the pedestrian due to the morning sunrise, according to the release.

The man was taken to CHRISTUS Hospital St. Elizabeth by Acadian Ambulance Service with non-life threatening injuries.

Chief Carroll stated in the release that the man may have a possible fractured leg.

No citations were issued at the scene of the accident, according to the release.

The cause of the accident is believed to be the pedestrian walking along the roadway while not facing traffic.

RELATED: Truck fled the scene of Auto-ped after hitting 10-year-old child on 12th street

RELATED: Jefferson County auto-ped victim was involved in crash prior to being struck

News Release from Vidor Police Chief Rod Carrell

On Saturday, November 16, 2019, at approximately 07:47 AM, the Vidor Police Department Dispatch Center received a call of an Auto-pedestrian Accident on the IH-10 Eastbound Service Road near Lakewood Dr. Responding Officers found an adult male that was walking along the Service Road was struck by a vehicle in the outside lane. The driver of the vehicle advised that he did not see the pedestrian due to the morning sunrise. The pedestrian was transported to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital with non-life threatening injuries of a possible fractured leg by Acadian Ambulance Service. No citations were issued at the scene of the accident.The cause of the accident is believed to be the pedestrian walking along the roadway while not facing traffic.