A transient who was struck by a car while crossing West Temple was in critical condition in LDS Hospital with two broken legs, Salt Lake police say.

The man, whose name was not released, was crossing the northbound lane of West Temple shortly before 6 p.m. between Eighth and Ninth South when he was struck by a vehicle, said police Lt. Joel Campbell.The victim, 48, was taken to LDS Hospital after the accident, which Campbell said occurred on an unlighted section of the street.