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December 27, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Pedestrian seriously hurt on Aurora Avenue near Green Lake

A man in his 20s was severely injured when a northbound SUV veered off Aurora Avenue North and hit him on the sidewalk, police say.

After the impact, the pedestrian’s head hit a steel-beamed store sign, at North 79th Street near Green Lake.  The vehicle then hit a fire hydrant and stopped after striking a telephone pole head on.

The pedestrian was unconscious and received CPR for several minutes after the 3:30 p.m. incident, said fire spokesman Kyle Moore. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center.

Police have yet to establish why the driver veered off the road. The driver was interviewed, then released. No citations were issued, which is standard procedure in a detailed investigation.

Northbound Aurora Avenue was closed to one lane for approximately 90 minutes after the crash.

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