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CARSON COUNTY, Texas – An Oregon man who embarked on a cross-country run to raise awareness for people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic suffered life-threatening injuries when he was hit by a pickup truck on a west Texas highway on Sunday.

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Grady Lambert, of Portland, was struck by the vehicle about 10 miles east of Amarillo, KFDA-TV reported. Lambert was hit during his run from Cannon Beach, Oregon, to Hilton Head, South Carolina — a 4,482-mile run, according to The Sacramento Bee.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Lambert suffered life-threatening injuries. The driver of the pickup said he could not see Lambert until it was too late because the sun was in his eyes, agency officials told KVII-TV.

“Grady will succumb in the coming days,” Lambert’s family posted on his Instagram account on Tuesday.

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Lambert is currently at Northwest Texas Hospital in “extremely critical condition,” according to an update on his GoFundMe page.

The runner had been chronicling his journey on his Instagram page since he began his run on March 16, KPTV reported.

“Over the course of the last few years, I’ve witnessed a systemic decline in compassion for our fellow man,” Lambert wrote. “Due to this, I decided to fulfill a childhood goal. That goal is to run across America.

“It is my objective to promote compassion for our fellow man, the environment, and our country.”

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Lambert ran from Oregon through California to Arizona, crossing New Mexico to reach Texas, according to The Bee. Along the way, he raised thousands of dollars on his GoFundMe page. By Aug. 26, Lambert was near Amarillo, about 2,000 miles from his starting point. His final Instagram post was Saturday evening near Cecil’s Last Chance Bar and Grill on U.S. 287, KVII reported.

“Slowly, but surely, running my way through Amarillo, Texas,” Lambert wrote. “Been a minute since I’ve had to navigate a big city.”

If Lambert dies, his parents said they will donate his organs so he can help more people after he’s gone, KDFA reported.

They are also setting up a scholarship in his name for students graduating from Lincoln Academy Alternative High School in Lambert’s hometown of Stillwater, Oklahoma, according to the television station.

The money will be awarded to a student who wants to pursue a career in nursing.

“He said, so I want you to take my ashes and spread them from where I stop to the end,” Lambert’s mother, Julie Lambert, told KPTV. “So (her husband) Mark and I will have an epic road trip and spread Grady’s ashes along the way.”

“He just had such a big heart and compassion for those who struggled,” Mark Lambert told KGW-TV.