Man, 71, critical after being hit by car

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Florida Highway Patrol says a man is in critical condition after being hit by a car Thursday night.

John Harvey Ritchie, 71, was crossing Atlantic Boulevard near Brookview Drive at 9 p.m. when he was struck by an eastbound GMC pickup truck.

Troopers say the driver's side mirror of the pickup struck Ritchie, who was crossing mid-block and not in a crosswalk at an intersection.

Ritchie was transported to UF Health at Jacksonville in critical condition.

According to the FHP report, charges are pending further investigation.

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