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Pedestrian hit during Monday rush hour

An elderly pedestrian was taken to Royal Columbian Hospital after being hit by a vehicle during the rush hour in New Westminster on Monday.

Police say the 76-year-old man was struck at about 4:40 p.m. by an eastbound vehicle while walking south using the crosswalk at Fourth Street. He suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The driver remained at the scene and alcohol and speed have been ruled out as factors, said police. The NWPD's collision analysis and reconstruction team took over the investigation and closed down the intersection for several hours.

Staff Sgt. Paul Hyland said the cause of the collision has yet to be determined.

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