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UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Bedford Avenue

Victim was transported to a local hospital.

Update: 8:28 p.m. March 11

A pedestrian was seriously injured when he was struck by an SUV in front of St. Barnabas Church on Bedford Avenue.

According to detectives, a 70-year-old male was driving a 2005 Jeep Wrangler southbound on Bedford Avenue when he struck an 81-year-old male pedestrian crossing the street.

The pedestrian suffered severe head trauma and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.  

Detectives stated there was no apparent criminality in connection with this accident and the vehicle was impounded for a safety inspection.

Bedford Avenue was briefly shut down after the accident.

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