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Man struck by car in Warwick in critical condition

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — A man hit by a car while crossing the Greenwich Avenue in Warwick Friday morning is in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital.

Police said the 68-year-old man entered the crosswalk in front of Greenwich Village Apartments around 7:30 a.m. when he was struck by a Hyundai sedan traveling south.

Police said the driver of the vehicle and several other witnesses stopped and called 911 immediately.

After a preliminary investigation, police said they believe sun glare on the roadway was a significant factor in the incident. They don't believe speed, alcohol or distracted driving played a role.

"We immediately noticed how bad the sun glare was and that was reiterated by multiple witnesses and the operator himself. He just couldn't see in that area," Sgt. Robert Hart of the Warwick Police Department said.

Police said it's unclear if the man activated the crosswalk signal before crossing the street.

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