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Pedestrian badly hurt after being struck by car on Tudor Road east of Seward Highway

A woman was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after she was struck by a vehicle on East Tudor Road early Wednesday, the Anchorage Police Department said.

A teenager was driving a Kia Optima heading east when he struck the woman, who was in the roadway just east of Shelikof Street at 3:21 a.m., police said in an online alert. The teen left the area but returned shortly afterward with a parent, police said.

The woman was taken to the hospital and police said she has life-threatening injuries.

The woman was not walking in a crosswalk when she was hit, according to police, who said it’s unclear why she was in the street at the time.

The driver cooperated with police when he returned to the area and police said in the alert that impairment is not suspected, but toxicology tests are pending. No charges or citations were immediately filed and police said the investigation is ongoing.

The woman was struck near a stretch of East Tudor Road that has proved to be deadly for pedestrians in recent decades. Just a half-mile down the road, from Lake Otis Parkway east to just past Wright Street, 28 pedestrian collisions have occurred over 10 years. The area has the second-greatest concentration of pedestrian crashes statewide.

The eastbound lanes of Tudor Road were closed near the intersection with Shelikof Street for more than three hours Wednesday morning.

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