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Car injures pedestrian crossing Highland Drive

A man was seriously injured when he was struck by a car in Holladay Monday night.

Howard Cote, 74, was airlifted to University Hospital, where he remained in serious condition early Tuesday morning. The man had just stepped off a bus and was walking across a street when the car hit him about 8:15 p.m."He received a broken leg and probably some other broken bones," said Salt Lake County Sheriff's Lt. Steve Sharp. "We airlifted him because of his age."

Cote was trying to cross busy Highland Drive (2000 East) on about 4300 South, Sharp said. The man was walking east across the street to get to his apartment. The car was heading north. Cote, who apparently didn't see the car, was not walking in a crosswalk.

The driver of the car, whose name was not released Monday night, didn't see Cote because he was wearing dark clothing, Sharp said. Deputies did not cite the driver Monday night.