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Pedestrian in critical condition after Salem crash

Salem and State Police investigate the scene of motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on Highland Avenue’s outbound lane. A 41-year-old man from Salem was transported to Salem Hospital and is said to be in critical condition. (Spenser Hasak)

SALEM — A 41-year-old man is in critical condition after he was struck by a vehicle in Salem Saturday morning, Salem Police report. 

According to the department, officers responded to multiple calls at around 9:07 a.m. for a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on Highland Avenue’s outbound lane. 

Upon arrival, police found the victim, a Salem resident, was still conscious but injured. The operator of the vehicle, a 26-year-old woman, also from Salem, remained on the scene. A white Volkswagen Beetle present at the scene appeared to have sustained damage to its front bumper and windshield.

The victim was transported to Salem Hospital where he is reportedly in critical condition. Salem Police detectives and the Massachusetts State Police accident reconstruction team were dispatched to investigate the incident and to uncover whether or not charges will need to be pressed. 

The investigation is ongoing and State Police were still on the scene by around 11 a.m. Saturday, Lieutenant Robert Lubas reported. 

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call the Salem Police Criminal Investigations Division (CID) at (978) 745-9700, or the anonymous tip line at (978) 619-5627. Callers will not be required to give their name.

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