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A pedestrian was hospitalized after they were struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in a crosswalk in downtown Highland Park, officials said.

The Highland Park Police Department and Highland Park Fire Department responded around 7 a.m. Tuesday to the area of 2nd Street and Laurel Avenue for a report of a vehicle crash with injuries.

Highland Park Communications Manager Amanda Bennett said Friday that a blue 2011 Toyota Corolla was traveling eastbound on Laurel Avenue.

The driver stopped at Second Street and proceeded eastbound.

A pedestrian was walking north crossing Laurel Avenue on Second Street, Bennett said.

The driver of the Toyota struck the pedestrian and remained at the scene.

The driver told officers he did not see the pedestrian because the sun was in his eyes, Bennett said.

Paramedics transported the pedestrian to a local hospital for treatment. Their condition was not known.

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Police shut down Laurel Avenue between Green Bay Road and First Street while they investigated the incident.

Bennett said officers issued the driver a citation for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.