Pickens County Grocery Employee Hit by Vehicle While Working

A grocery store employee was airlifted to a hospital on Monday after being struck by a vehicle near an Ingles store on U.S. 178, according to the Pickens Police Department. The incident occurred when the employee attempted to retrieve a runaway shopping cart and inadvertently ran into the path of an oncoming vehicle. Despite being conscious and alert after the collision, the employee was airlifted for medical treatment.