The pedestrian was seriously injured in the accident, and the driver of the vehicle was charged with careless driving.

CRESTVIEW — A 50-year-old man was seriously injured Friday when he stepped into the path of an oncoming car and was hit, authorities say.

The man, John Wilkins of Crestview, was on County Road 393 near Dorcas Road when he walked into the path of a 2015 Audi A4 driven by a 22-year-old Wesley Rorech of Laurel Hill, according to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol.

Wilkins was seriously injured and flown by helicopter to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.

Rorech was charged with careless driving.