Authorities in Gloucester County say a 54-year-old man was critically injured when he was struck by a car crossing a busy highway Friday morning.

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According to the Franklin Township Police Department, the accident happened around 7:30 in the area of Routes 40 and 47.

An investigation determined that as a 17-year-old man was driving eastbound on Harding Highway, he struck a man who was attempting to cross the road towards the Malaga Diner.

The victim was airlifted to Cooper University Hospital in Camden for treatment. He was last reported to be in critical condition.

Neither the identity of the driver nor the victim was released by police.

Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to contact Ofc. Scott Krauss with the Franklin Township Police Department at (856) 694-1415.

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