Man hospitalized after being hit by car in downtown Yellowknife

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A man was taken to hospital after being struck by a vehicle in downtown Yellowknife Thursday night.

At approximately 7:15pm, police say a male pedestrian was hit by a vehicle near the intersection of 50 Street and 51 Avenue.

First responders attended the scene and transported the injured man to Stanton Hospital for treatment.

Following an investigation, a male driver was arrested and is now facing charges. The man was released but is expected to make a court appearance at a later date as police continue to investigate.

Should you have any information about this investigation, contact Yellowknife RCMP at (867) 669-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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