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Amarillo man hospitalized after being hit by car

Early Thursday evening, Amarillo police officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle striking a pedestrian at 10th and S. Roberts.

Responding officers determined that 53 year old Jonathan Dale Pace of Amarillo was crossing SE 10th Avenue northbound at Roberts Street. He entered the roadway, failing to yield to traffic.

A 2001 Isuzu SUV driven by 23 year old Clayton Wayne Howerton of Amarillo was westbound on SE 10th Avenue. The Isuzu SUV collided with the Pace.

Pace was taken to a local hospital with what were initially believed to be life-threatening injuries. Howerton was not injured.

No charges have been filed and the pedestrian violation is believed to be the primary factor in this collision. The incident is being investigated by the Traffic Investigation Squad of the Amarillo Police Department.

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