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Pedestrian hit by pickup truck, critically injured

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Steve Marcus

A Metro Police investigator looks over a Toyota Tacoma after an auto-pedestrian accident at the intersection of Spring Mountain and Lindell roads, Oct. 22, 2015. The intersection was closed in both directions during the investigation.

Updated Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 | 3:19 p.m.

Auto-Ped at Spring Mountain and Lindell

Metro Police investigate an auto-pedestrian accident at the intersection of Spring Mountain and Lindell roads, Oct. 22, 2015. The intersection was closed in both directions during the investigation. The pedestrian was taken to University Medical Center in critical condition, police said. Launch slideshow »

A pedestrian was hospitalized in critical condition after she was hit by a pickup truck this morning while crossing Spring Mountain Road, according to Metro Police.

Yongming Chen, 61, of Las Vegas was walking across the street about 9:40 a.m. when she was hit by a Toyota Tacoma that was headed south on Lindell Road and turned left onto Spring Mountain, police said.

She was in a crosswalk, though it is unclear if she pressed the button to get a walk signal before crossing, Sgt. Richard Strader said.

The truck was facing a green light when it turned, police said.

Chen was taken to University Medical Center. Nobody else was injured.

The 32-year-old Las Vegas woman driving the pickup remained on the scene, police said. A 2-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl also were in the truck.

The crash remains under investigation.

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