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Two pedestrians hit by car in Saugus

SAUGUS — Two pedestrians were struck by a vehicle on Route 99 in Saugus Friday night.

Saugus police responded to the area of the Colonial Traveler Inn at 10:20 p.m., according to a press release from Interim Chief Ronald Giorgetti. The two pedestrians, a 57-year-old woman and an adult male, were struck while crossing the street and both were taken to Boston hospitals by ambulance. 

The woman’s injuries were life threatening and the man’s injuries were believed to be non-life threatening, stated the release. The driver was a 67-year-old Malden man who remained on the scene.

A portion of Route 99 was temporarily closed Friday night and into early Saturday morning during the initial investigation. The crash is still under investigation by Saugus Police and the State Police Accident Reconstruction Team.

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