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Man hit by car while crossing Maple Avenue Thursday evening

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Man hit by car while crossing Maple Avenue Thursday evening

By Christine Holmes, News Director

A man was struck by oncoming traffic while attempting to cross Maple Avenue near the I-70 ramp just before 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening.

According to Zanesville Police, the driver of a small car unsuccessfully attempted to avoid the pedestrian.

The 45 year-old was injured and taken to the hospital but was alert when medics got to the scene, police said.

According to an officer at the scene, the jaywalking-man was at fault for not crossing at a properly marked pedestrian crosswalk.

The driver of the car was uninjured.

Police are unsure if the man at fault will be cited, but the driver of the vehicle was not.

Zanesville Police and Fire, as well as ValueCare responded to the scene.

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