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Homeless man hospitalized after car strikes him

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A homeless man is in critical condition following a Monday morning crash.

According to a police report, Clifton T. Lynch, 53, was driving east on Raleigh Road Parkway near Interstate 95 when he heard a thud and was unsure what he hit. When the Spring Hope driver turned around, he realized he hit a man and called 911.

Authorities said Thomas Butler, 62, was wearing dark clothing in a poorly lit section of the road near Caswell Place when the incident occurred. Wilson County EMS evaluated Butler and he was taken to Wake Medical Center.

Hospital officials said Butler is listed in critical condition. No charges were filed.

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