GASTONIA, N.C. — A 62-year-old man was seriously injured after the Gastonia Police Department said he was hit by a truck Wednesday morning. 

According to the police department, Terry Lovell of Kings Mountain was driving south on Bessemer City Road in a 1997 Ford truck when 62-year-old Mason Burwell Leeper Jr. was struck.

Police said Leeper was transported to CaroMont Regional Medical Center and then flown to Carolinas Medical Center Main in Charlotte.

The Gastonia Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating this accident. Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call Officer J.B. Lefevers at 704-842-5167.