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Pedestrian seriously injured after being hit by car in downtown SLO

A pedestrian was seriously injured when he was struck by a car in downtown San Luis Obispo on Tuesday night, police said.

About 10:20 p.m., officials responded to Osos and Pismo streets after they received reports of a crash. When they arrived, they found a pedestrian who had been hit by a vehicle.

Officers determined that the driver of the vehicle was traveling on Osos Street toward Pismo Street when the car hit the pedestrian, who was crossing Osos Street, police said.

The pedestrian suffered major injuries as a result of the crash, police said, and was flown to Stanford University Medical Center for treatment. The pedestrian has not yet been identified.

The driver of the car was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs, police said. Authorities said they were unable to determine whether the pedestrian was impaired by alcohol or drugs due to the extent of his injuries.

Police ask anyone who witnessed the incident to call San Luis Obispo police’s Traffic Safety Unit at 805-594-8066 or CrimeStoppers at 805-549-7867.

Gabby Ferreira: 805-781-7858, @Its_GabbyF

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