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Police: Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries after being hit by car in Keizer

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A 20-year-old man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was hit by a car early Friday morning, according to police.

Officers responded to the incident on River Road North just after 2:40 a.m.

Preliminary information indicates Walter Westgarth, 65, was driving a 2005 Volkswagen Passat in the curb lane through the intersection of Chemawa Road Northeast with a green light.

A 20-year-old pedestrian stepped off the sidewalk into the roadway where he was hit by the Volkswagen.

Westgarth stopped his car immediately and cooperated with the investigation.

Officers who were near where the incident occurred responded to help the man, and was later taken to a Salem hospital.

The name of the pedestrian has not been released.

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