Pedestrian hit on Blanding Blvd.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Jacksonville pedestrian is in critical condition after being struck by a car while crossing Blanding Boulevard Saturday.

Dung Ngyen, 69, was attempting to cross the intersection of Du-Clay Road and Blanding Boulevard on the way to a nearby bus stop around 7 a.m., according to Florida Highway Patrol.

A black Cadillac driven by Eassa Akel, 39, was traveling northbound on Blanding and struck Ngyen.

Ngyen was transported to Orange Park Medical Center and treated for head injuries. According to FHP, Ngyen was later taken to UF Health in critical condition.

Alcohol was not involved, according to FHP, but charges are pending.

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