Pedestrian struck on Tiger Bend Road in critical condition

A pedestrian struck by a vehicle Friday night in the 16300 block of Tiger Bend Road was transported to a hospital in critical condition, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.

A woman — who has not been identified by authorities — was standing a couple of feet from the roadway around 8:20 p.m. when a man driving a vehicle struck her, said Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office.

The crash forced authorities to shut down one lane of Tiger Bend Road near Antioch Road, Hicks said. No further information was available at press time.