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Pedestrian struck on Woburn Street in Bellingham, police say; road closed Friday night

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A pedestrian was struck Friday night in a crosswalk on Woburn Street, prompting Bellingham police to close the street for a few hours, police said.

The incident happened about 8 p.m. in the 2900 block of Woburn, Bellingham police Sgt. Dennis James said. Because reports of the incident had not been finalized as of late Saturday morning, it was not clear precisely in which crosswalk the crash happened.

Police said via Twitter about 9 p.m. Friday that officers had closed Woburn between East Connecticut and East Illinois streets. The Railroad Trail, a 3-mile pedestrian trail that runs from Memorial Park to Bloedel Donovan Park, uses the only marked crosswalk on Woburn between Connecticut and Illinois.

The road was reopened about 11 p.m., according to a later tweet from police.

The names of the driver and the pedestrian involved were not available, nor was the nature of the victim’s injuries, James said. It was unclear whether the pedestrian was taken to a hospital.

The driver did not appear to have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol, James said, and was not arrested. The driver has not been charged pending the ongoing investigation, he added.

Friday’s crash marks the fourth in the 2900 block of Woburn since the start of 2017. The previous three were hit-and-runs.

Kyle Mittan: 360-756-2803, @KyleMittan

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