A 55-year-old man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being struck by a car in the Central District.

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A 55-year-old man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being struck by a car Wednesday night in Seattle’s Central District.

Seattle police spokesman Sgt. Sean Whitcomb said the man was crossing near East Union Street and 26th Avenue around 9:30 p.m. when he was struck by a westbound Ford Festiva.

The injured man was taken to Harborview Medical Center where he was in critical condition in intesive care Thursday morning, said Susan Gregg, spokeswoman for the hospital.

The 21-year-old driver did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Whitcomb said.

Whitcomb said it’s unclear whether the injured man was at a marked crosswalk. The accident remains under investigation.