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Man in critical condition after car strikes scooter in Tempe

Tempe police said the driver of the car stayed on-scene and impairment is not a factor.
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TEMPE, Ariz. — A man is in critical condition after a car hit a scooter in Tempe, officials said.

Around 8 a.m. Wednesday, Tempe police and fire responded to the area near Baseline and Kyrene roads for a crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian.

According to authorities, an initial investigation revealed a man in his early 20s was operating a scooter and was struck by a car as he was crossing Baseline Road east of Kyrene Road near the railroad crossing. 

Officials said the man was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

Tempe police said the driver of the car stayed at the scene and impairment is not a factor for the driver of the car. As for the man on the scooter, impairment is unknown at this time, officials said. 

Police said the man is being classified as a pedestrian and he was not crossing at a designated crosswalk.

The investigation is ongoing.