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Pedestrian struck while trying to cross U.S. 301 in East Manatee

EAST MANATEE -- A 52-year-old man who may have been intoxicated was hit by a car while trying to cross U.S. 301 at State Road 70 early Friday, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

About 12:10 a.m., the man was walking eastbound in the grass median of U.S. 301 just north of the intersection when he walked into the path of a 2004 Buick Rendevous driven by a 39-year-old Bradenton woman, according to an FHP news release.

The man was taken to Blake Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition.

The report indicates the man may have been drinking, and that he was wearing dark-colored clothing.