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Kentwood pedestrian struck, critical

KENTWOOD, Mich. (WZZM) -- Kentwood Police are investigating an accident involving a pedestrian and a car. It happened around 8:30 p.m. Thursday on Countrywood Dr. near Breton Ave. SE.

Authorities say Benjamin Folkertsma, 38 was wearing dark clothing while walking in a dark section of the street when he was struck. He was transported to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital by Life Ambulance and is in critical condition. The driver, Robert Knauf, 60 was not injured.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact the Kentwood Police Department at (616) 698-6580.

The Grand Rapids Press is reporting the victim, Benjamin Folkertsma, is a graphic designer for MLive.