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Elma man, 18, hospitalized after he is struck by car

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates 32 percent of all pedestrian fatalities occur between 8 pm and midnight. Here are a few simple tips to help keep yourself safe while walking near traffic.
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates 32 percent of all pedestrian fatalities occur between 8 pm and midnight. Here are a few simple tips to help keep yourself safe while walking near traffic.

An 18-year-old Elma man was hospitalized early Sunday after he was hit by a car while walking in the road, according to the Washington State Patrol.

About 2:45 a.m. Sunday, the Elma man was walking east in the westbound lane of US 12, two miles southeast of Elma.

Meanwhile, a 34-year-old woman was driving west in a 2016 Kia Forte.

Her vehicle crashed into the man before coming to a stop, according to the state patrol.

The man was later taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia.

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