A 79-year-old man was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being struck by a car in Columbia on Friday evening, Howard County police said.

Yechao Qian, of the 7000 block of Cradlerock Way, was hit by a 2004 Honda Civic traveling westbound on Cradlerock Way at Dockside Lane at 4:59 p.m., according to police.

Police said the driver of the Honda, Kelly Lynn Weir, 47, of the 5400 block of Hildebrand Court in Columbia, remained at the scene. Weir was not injured, according to police.

The cause of the collision is undetermined at this time, police said. Anyone who might have witnessed the collision is requested to contact police.


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Cradlerock Way at the Owen Brown Village Center was closed to traffic from 4:59 until 7 p.m.