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Man injured after being hit by vehicle in southeast Calgary

A man was hit by a vehicle in southeast Calgary on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. Tom Andriuk/Global News

The Calgary Police Service Traffic Unit is investigating after a man was struck by a vehicle on Tuesday.
Police said the collision happened along 17 Avenue at 42 Street S.E. before 9:30 p.m.

Officers said the victim was critically injured and rushed to hospital. The driver, a 47-year-old man, stayed at the scene, police said.

Read more: 2 pedestrians in hospital after central Calgary collision

On Wednesday morning, police said the victim, a man in his 30s was crossing “against the light” and said alcohol may have been a factor.

“Neither alcohol, drugs nor excessive speed are believed to have been factors for the driver,” police said.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the CPS traffic section at 403-567-4000 or the non-emergency line at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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