Red Deer man walking along Hwy 2A hit by pickup

Charges are pending against a pickup driver after Nov. 24 collision

A Red Deer man hit by a pickup as he walked along Highway 2A near Blackfalds on Sunday remains in a coma in a Calgary hospital.

Raymond McKnight, 34, was found around 6:30 p.m. next to the highway near Township Road 392, about three kilometres south of Blackfalds.

He was taken to Red Deer’s hospital, then immediately airlifted by STARS air ambulance to Calgary’s Foothills Hospital.

“He remains in a coma and in grave condition,” said McKnight’s uncle, Peter Hauch, who lives in Spruce Grove.

McKnight’s mother lives on a farm between Spruce View and Caroline, and has gone to Calgary to be with her son.

Family members are on “pins and needles” waiting for his condition to improve, said Hauch.

RCMP said a man was arrested on Sunday and charges are pending.

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