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Pedestrian sent to Chicago hospital after being struck by car, firefighters say

Pedestrian sent to Chicago hospital after being struck by car, firefighters say

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The pedestrian was taken by ambulance to the Chicago University Medical Center. 

HAMMOND — A woman was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle Tuesday afternoon. 

At 3:45 p.m., first responders were called to aid an injured pedestrian at the intersection of 119th Street and Calumet Avenue, said Hammond Fire Department Chief Jeff Smith. 

A vehicle had struck a woman, causing serious injuries, Smith said. The driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with police. The victim was taken by ambulance to the University of Chicago Medical Center. 

The woman had a head injury and her current condition is unknown, however she was conscious and alert at the scene. 

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Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts and investigative news. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology. 219-933-4194,

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