A 78-year-old man was airlifted late Wednesday afternoon after he was hit by a pickup truck between Bluff Dale and Morgan Mill. The man, identified by neighbors as Joe Fleming, was running along FM 1188 when he was struck.

He was breathing, but unresponsive and reportedly received severe lacerations to the face and arms. The man was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth in serious condition.

The man was in excellent health and ran 10 miles every day, according to a neighbor.

"He ran by my house every day always waving as he went by," said Ricky Green. "It was like clockwork."