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Man seriously injured crossing Northeast Tacoma street

A pedestrian was hit by a car and seriously injured Sunday afternoon in Northeast Tacoma, according to police.

The man was crossing 49th Avenue Northeast near 43rd Street Northeast about 12:45 p.m. when the vehicle struck him, police spokeswoman Shelbie Boyd said. The man’s age and hometown were not immediately available.

The man was not in a marked crosswalk, Boyd said, but the sidewalk there does indicate a crosswalk.

The woman driving the vehicle did not exhibit any obvious signs of impairment and cooperated with police, Boyd said. Speed also does not appear to be a factor in the incident.

“It’s looking very much like an accident,” Boyd said.

Kenny Ocker: 253-597-8627, @KennyOcker

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