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Man hit by auto on Michigan Avenue

A pedestrian was hospitalized after being struck this afternoon by an auto on the Magnificent Mile, officials and witnesses said.

The man, whose age nor identification was available, was taken by Chicago Fire Department paramedics to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, said Chicago Fire Department Spokesman Kevin MacGregor.

The accident happened at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Ohio Street just after 2:30 p.m., officials said. The northbound lanes were closed while the accident was investigated, police said.

Witnesses said the man was crossing Michigan Avenue when he was struck in the northbound lanes.

The man's condition had stabilized. A Chicago police officer at the scene said that the man's injuries did not appear life-threatening. The man was conscious and was able to move, witnesses said.

Chicago police are investigating the accident, officials said.

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