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Northwestern student hit, seriously injured by SUV in Evanston

Authorities respond after an SUV struck a 26-year-old woman on Wednesday in Evanston. | NVP News

A Northwestern University student was hit and seriously injured by an SUV while crossing a street Wednesday afternoon in north suburban Evanston.

At 3:10 p.m., a 44-year-old woman driving an SUV was making a left turn from an alley onto the 600 block of Clark Street when she struck the 26-year-old woman, an NU student, according to Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan.

When officers arrived, the pedestrian was “unconscious and came to for a little bit but was not coherent,” Dugan said in an email. She was taken to Evanston Hospital in serious condition with a head injury.

Clark Street was shut down between Chicago and Sherman avenues for three hours as authorities investigated, Dugan said. The Major Crash Assistance Team was investigating.