By Ralph Iannotti

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A pedestrian was struck in a hit-and-run in Downtown Pittsburgh on Thursday evening.

It happened around 6:45 p.m. on Fifth Avenue between Washington Place and Diamond Way.

Allegheny County officials say a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle near PPG Paints Arena. Police say the vehicle was going at a high rate of speed and the driver then fled the scene.

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Fifth Avenue was closed between Washington Place and Diamond Way while police investigated.

The pedestrian was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

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