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Pedestrian hospitalized in serious condition after hopping highway barrier

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A man who hopped a highway guardrail and was struck by a car ended up hospitalized with serious injuries. Police and paramedics found the man laying on the highway after several 10:20 p.m. reports of a pedestrian hit.

Passing motorists alerted authorities who located the man at the descent of the vehicular bridge of 11th Avenue South. Responding paramedics transferred him to hospital in serious but stable condition.

Preliminary information says the man hopped the guardrail to cross the highway. He was almost completely across when he was struck. The impact from the hit sent him flying into the air.