NEWTON, N.C. -- A pedestrian was seriously injured after they were struck by a vehicle in Newton Thursday morning, police said.

According to Newton Police, officers responded to an accident involving a pedestrian at Highway 321 and NC 10 around 6 a.m. Police said Randy Dale Benfield, 58, was attempting to cross the road and was standing in the turn lane when a Chevrolet Impala driver by Bradley Allen Soloyna, 41, attempted to merge left into the north bound turn lane and struck Benfield.

Benfield was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center-Main with serious injuries. He was listed in critical condition following the incident.

No charges have been made at this time. The incident remains under investigation,