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Wausau squad car strikes pedestrian

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WAUSAU, Wisconsin (WAOW) - An 89-year-old man is in critical condition after being hit by a Wausau police car.

This happened during the power outage Tuesday (10/30) night that left much of Marathon County in the dark. 

Officials say the man was in a blacked out area wearing dark clothing and walking in a lane of traffic.

Investigators say the officer was going 24-miles per hour in a 25-mile per hour zone when he hit the man.

The officer was not hurt.

And authorities say no traffic charges are being recommended.

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