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October 22, 2014 at 7:35 AM

Accident closes Boren at Virginia

UPDATE 8:45 a.m.:

A 49-year-old man was hospitalized this morning after being struck by a car in the Denny Triangle neighborhood.

Seattle police investigate a car at the corner of  Boren Avenue at Virginia Street in Seattle after a car-vs.-pedestrian crash early Wednesday morning. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

Seattle police investigate a car at the corner of Boren Avenue at Virginia Street in Seattle after a car-vs.-pedestrian crash early Wednesday morning. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said the man was thrown 20 feet after being struck by a car; witnesses performed CPR until medics arrived. The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, Moore said.

Seattle police are investigating.

ORIGINAL STORY: Seattle police have closed Boren Avenue at Virginia Street in the Denny Triangle neighborhood for a car vs pedestrian accident at about 6:40 a.m. that may turn a windy and rainy morning commute into a deadly one.

Emergency crews are on the scene.

Witnesses told KOMO News that the pedestrian flew through the air and smacked into a light pole on the sidewalk after he was hit. He fell to the sidewalk and appeared to be unconscious.

The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, KOMO reported.

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