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Pedestrian struck by vehicle, critically injured at Tacoma intersection

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TACOMA, Wash. - A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and critically injured Tuesday morning at a Tacoma intersection, police said.

Officers and medics responded to the scene, at South 74th Street and South Tacoma Way, at about 6:30 a.m.

The pedestrian, a 44-year-old man, was found with life-threatening injuries. He was rushed to the hospital.

The driver of the vehicle, man in his mid-40s, also was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries.

A preliminary investigation found that the pedestrian was crossing the street when he was hit by the vehicle, which had a green light.

The intersection was closed after the accident for the cleanup and investigation.

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