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Richland County, South Carolina — July 28, 2012

A pedestrian was hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Assembly Street and Pendleton Street  Saturday morning.

According to the Columbia Police Department, an unidentified pedestrian attempted to cross the roadway around 12:10 a.m. when he was struck by the 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by an unidentified motorist.

The pedestrian was hospitalized with head trauma. The motorist was not hurt.

The identities of the persons involved have not yet been released.

It is not clear if the motorist will face charges in this incident.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that a pedestrian dies in a U.S. traffic accident every 110 minutes and one is injured every nine minutes.

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