A pedestrian was critically injured Thursday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle in South Tacoma, according to police.
The 62-year-old man was in the intersection of South 36th and Tyler streets just before 4 p.m. when he was struck by a 28-year-old driver, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said. He is not expected to survive.
It was initially unclear which direction the 62-year-old was going, Cool said. The driver was going westbound on 36th Street and turning south onto Tyler Street after the light changed and he struck the man.
“He just did not see him,” Cool said.
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Intoxicants are not believed to be a contributing factor in the wreck, and criminal charges are not expected to be filed.
The intersection was closed for hours following the incident. At least one minor collision followed the pedestrian being struck, Cool said.