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Yakima Man Hit By Car; Remains in Critical Condition

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YAKIMA -- The Yakima man who was hit by a car yesterday remains in critical condition tonight.

Yakima police say 55 year old Joey Halford was hit by a Honda Element while he was running across Walnut Street and 4th Avenue yesterday around noon.

Witnesses say the driver, 22 year old Hilda Bueno, stopped to help him but several cars drove past almost hitting Halford.

Police suspected a second car hit Halford while he was laying in the road and then drove off, but they say the driver of that car has come forward and they are now looking at him as a witness, rather than a suspect.

Police are still investigating  and if you have any information, please call the traffic unit at 509-575-6200.

Joey halford is known to many in yakima as the friendly man walking from one end of town to the other with a big coffee cup.