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Pedestrian struck by truck and injured near downtown Anchorage, police say

A woman was seriously injured Saturday when she was struck by a pickup truck near downtown Anchorage, police said.

The woman was in the roadway when a red 1997 Dodge pickup, driving eastbound on East Third Avenue, struck her around 8:50 p.m. near the intersection with Concrete Street, police spokeswoman Renee Oistad said in an email.

“The adult male driver pulled into a nearby parking lot and then walked back to the scene and made contact with police,” Oistad wrote.

The woman was brought to a hospital and is expected to survive her injuries, according to Oistad.

Police did not say who had the right of way at the time of the collision.

Charges have not been filed and Oistad said a decision will be made after toxicology results are received by the department.

Police closed East Third Avenue between Sitka and Concrete streets on Saturday for several hours while officers investigated the scene. Oistad said Monday that the investigation is ongoing.