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A man was hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by a car Wednesday night.

SALT LAKE CITY — A man was hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by a car Wednesday night.

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Lt. Justin Hudson with Salt Lake City police said the victim was crossing the street in the middle of the block outside of the crosswalk at 135 West 1300 South when he was hit by a passing motorist around 9 p.m.

"The driver did not see him and attempted to avoid him but they struck him," he said.

The victim was unconscious on the pavement when emergency responders arrived and was transported to the hospital, he said. Investigators said the driver remained on the scene after calling for help and was cooperating with police.