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Pedestrian Struck; Route 4 Closed [Updated]

A man was hit by an oncoming car Monday afternoon on Route 4. An accident reconstruction investigation will keep the road closed for several hours, police said.

Update 4:39 p.m.: Route 4 reopened just before 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Original story: Route 4 is closed Monday afternoon after a man was struck by a car as he tried to cross the road by Farm Glen Boulevard, police said.

The man got off an eastbound Connecticut Transit bus, then tried to cross Route 4, Farmington Police Lt. Marshall Porter said. A car also traveling eastbound in the next lane reportedly struck him.

The man was taken by ambulance to Hartford Hospital for life-threatening injuries, Porter said.

Police have not released the victim's name pending notification of his relatives.

The accident was seen by several witnesses, including nearby drivers and people on the bus. Porter said that the investigation is still in the preliminary stages, but it doesn’t appear that the driver was speeding.

Police and the North Central Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating the accident.

Passengers on the bus had to wait for another CT Transit bus to pick them up.

Route 4 will be closed for at least 3 to 4 hours, Porter said, from South Road to Talcott Notch. Drivers are being rerouted down South Road and up Middle Road to reach John Dempsey Hospital.

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