A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle that was exiting a parking lot on the 300 block of West College Avenue at about 12:35 p.m. Tuesday, the State College Police Department said.
The 51-year-old man sustained a knee injury and was transported to Mount Nittany Medical Center, police said.
The driver of the car, Tyler J. Hughes, 20, of State College, was cited for accelerating when the pedestrian had the right of way and for failing to give his information and render aid.
Hughes is listed as a student in the Penn State directory.
The man said he was walking on the sidewalk when he was struck in the knee by the car, which was exiting a parking lot on West College Avenue between Atherton Street and Burrowes Street, police said.
Police said after the Hughes hit the man with his car, Hughes said he asked the man if he was OK. The man continued to pound on his car window and yelled at Hughes to get out of the car, police said.
Hughes told police he “panicked” and drove around the block to get his mom, whom he had just dropped him off in the area.
Before police arrived, witnesses said it looked like the vehicle had fled the scene southbound on Atherton Street.
When police arrived on the scene, Hughes returned with his mother.
The pedestrian has not been charged in connection with the incident.
Since Feb. 29, eight pedestrians were struck by vehicles in the State College Area.