55-year-old pedestrian struck by vehicle in Avondale

60-year-old hospitalized after being hit by vehicle in Avondale
Published: Aug. 24, 2022 at 10:07 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 25, 2022 at 6:24 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - A 55-year-old man was struck by a vehicle while standing in the road in Avondale Wednesday night, Cincinnati police say.

Officers responded to the area of Reading Road between Cleveland and Blair avenues around 8:58 p.m.

Richard Tavares, 55, was standing in the road when he was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene, police say.

Tavares was seriously injured and is being treated at UC Medical Center, according to a news release from CPD.

Police say he was not in a marked crosswalk.

Excessive speed as a factor is unknown and impairment as a factor is being investigated, police say.

Anyone who saw the crash is asked to contact the Cincinnati Police Department’s Traffic Unit at (513) 352-2514.

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