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Homeless man struck by a vehicle, critically injured

Posted: August 29, 2012 - 3:44pm

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A homeless man injured last week after running into an SUV with his bicycle was hospitalized again Tuesday night when he stepped in front of a vehicle in Martinez and was struck.

Dwight Earl Baggett, 50, is in critical condition at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital, according to hospital spokeswoman Denise Parrish.

Baggett was walking along Furys Ferry Road near Riverwatch Parkway at about 9:30 p.m., when he walked in front of a Lexus and was hit, said Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.

No charges will be filed against the driver, Morris said.

On Aug. 20, Baggett also was transported to MCG after hitting the back of a Saturn Vue that was stopped at a stop sign at Old Petersburg Road and New Petersburg Drive in Martinez.

Baggett sustained head trauma from that collision, but his injures were not life-threatening.

Alcohol appeared to have been the cause of the accident, according to authorities at the scene.

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