UPDATE: Pedestrian struck by vehicle was 'not in a cross walk,' APD says

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - 9:20 a.m. Update:

Police issued more details Wednesday morning regarding a car crash that took one pedestrian to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

According to APD, two men were crossing from south to north on 5th Avenue near Concrete Street when the tan SUV struck one of the two men.

Both men were "were wearing dark clothing and not in a cross walk," APD wrote in the statement, adding that the second man was not injured.

While police say speed was not a factor in the crash, poor visibility due to weather could have contributed. So far there is no update on the condition of the man struck by the SUV.

APD said that 5th Avenue, which was initially closed for the crash, is now open.

Original Story:

A pedestrian was reportedly struck across from Merrill Field early Wednesday morning, and sustained what police described as life-threatening injuries.

According to the Anchorage Police Department, the pedestrian, who was not named, was hit near the intersection of 5th Avenue and Concrete Street, close to Mountain View in Anchorage.

The pedestrian was taken to a city hospital for the injuries, and the driver remained at the scene of the crash, APD said in a statement.

Westbound traffic on 5th Ave has been shut down following the crash, potentially impacting commuters coming into town from off the Glenn Highway.

This is a developing story and will be updated with any further information.



 
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