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Taxi hits, seriously injures woman on Near North Side

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A taxi driver was cited after his vehicle hit and seriously injured a pedestrian on the Near North Side Wednesday afternoon.

The taxi was traveling southbound in the 1400 block of North Clark Street about 1:20 p.m. when it was hit by another vehicle that had the right-of-way, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said.

The taxi was then pushed into the a 66-year-old woman, hitting her in a crosswalk, Zala said.

The woman was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition, Zala said.

The driver of the taxi, a 46-year-old man, was cited for failing to stop at a stoplight, and for striking a pedestrian in the crosswalk, he said. His name was not immediately being released.

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