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Man hit by car as he runs across Lake Shore Drive

Updated: June 9, 2013 10:33PM

A 19-year-old Addison man was struck by a car as he ran across Lake Shore Drive near Chicago’s Gold Coast early Sunday, Chicago Police said.

He was part of a group of five people who stepped over a guardrail and ran across the northbound lanes in the 1300 block of North Lake Shore Drive about 12:35 a.m., police said.

The man stumbled into the northbound lanes and was struck by a 2003 BMW 325, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

The woman driving the BMW remained on the scene, police said.

An underground walkway was located near the scene of the accident, police said.

The police Major Accident Investigation Unit was investigating.

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