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Published December 23 2010

Man critical after hit by car on icy road

Moorhead police say icy roads were a factor in a car-pedestrian accident that left a 47-year-old man in critical condition.

The accident happened at about 11 p.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of 30th Avenue South.

When officers arrived, they found Dennis Wayne Paul, no permanent address, lying in the eastbound lane. He was taken by ambulance to Essentia Health in Fargo for treatment of what were believed to be injuries that were not life-threatening, including broken bones and cuts, said Sgt. Steve Larsen.

Paul was listed in critical condition as of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, hospital spokeswoman Kris Olson said.

Police said it appeared the vehicle’s driver, 33-year-old Jason McClean of Moorhead, was traveling in the eastbound lane of 30th Avenue and was unable to avoid Paul, who was walking down the middle of the eastbound lane.

The road was “very slippery,” Larsen wrote in a news release.

The incident is under investigation, and police are asking anyone with information about it to call the Moorhead Police Department at (218) 299-5120.