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Investigation Underway After Pedestrian Hit by SUV in Sparks

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Nevada Highway Patrol says one person was transported to the hospital after being hit by a SUV near McCarran and East Lincoln Way in Sparks early Thursday morning. 

The crash happened just after 5:45 a.m. 

NHP says the person was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries. 

"It's a two-fold thing though - pedestrians need to watch out for cars and the cars need to watch out for pedestrians," says NHP PIO Matt McLaughlin. 

They say witnesses reported seeing the driver was speeding through the intersection when the unidentified person was hit. 

"Obviously in a crash with a vehicle and a pedestrian usually the pedestrian is the one that doesn't do as well in that crash."

An investigation is underway. 

NHP says weather was not a factor. 

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