Man critically injured after being struck by SUV in Bronx crosswalk

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CeFaan Kim has the details from the Wakefield section.

A 22-year-old man is in critical condition after he was hit by an SUV in the Wakefield section of the Bronx.

At the corner of White Plains Road and East 239th Street, police lights lit up an otherwise dark intersection as investigators tried to piece together how the man was struck while crossing the street in a marked crosswalk.

The accident happened just after 7:30 Saturday night.

Police say the man was struck by an SUV traveling northbound on White Plains Road. For several hours, investigators shut down White Plains Road as the NYPD's highway patrol reconstructed the scene and interviewed the driver behind the wheel in the SUV.

The driver of the SUV remained at the scene, and it is still unclear if he is facing any charges as the investigation continues.

There are several businesses at the corner with cameras, but all of the businesses were closed at the time the man was struck, so it is unclear if detectives were able to find any useful video.

The victim was rushed to Jacobi Hospital.
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