Man struck by car while crossing Atlantic Avenue

A man was struck by a car Thursday while trying to cross Atlantic Avenue.



The incident happened after 8 p.m. at Atlantic and Norwood avenues in East New York. Police say the male victim was trying to cross from the median and was hit by a red sedan.



The victim was rushed to Brookdale Hospital in critical condition.



Traffic on the street was being directed around the scene, causing a minor backup.



Police say the driver stayed at the scene and will likely not be charged.


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