Auburn police officers place yellow tape around the area where a person was hit by a car Saturday on the eastbound Arterial.

A person was hit by a car on the Arterial in Auburn Saturday night, and remained in the hospital on Sunday, police said.

The accident occurred at about 6:54 p.m. in the eastbound lanes outside of Jitz's Tavern between North and South Lewis streets.

The person was initially described as not moving and unconscious, and the Auburn Fire Department had inquired about the availability of a helicopter for transport.

A steady rain was falling at the time of the accident.

Police said Sunday that the pedestrian suffered severe head/neck injuries. The individual was stabilized at Auburn Community Hospital on Saturday night prior to transport to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse.

According to Auburn investigators, the pedestrian is still hospitalized. The individual's name could not be released Sunday afternoon. Police said the investigation is ongoing.

The eastbound Arterial was closed to traffic at North Fulton Street, and police placed yellow tape across the roadway near a vehicle in the road across the street from Mark's Pizzeria.

At 9:30 p.m. Saturday, detectives were still in the area where the accident occurred, taking photographs and taking measurements.

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