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Truck pedestrian accident

The driver of the vehicle that struck a pedestrian watches as rescue personnel load the victim into an ambulance. The man was hit while crossing Genesee Street at Fulton Street in front of Family Video in Auburn. The victim was transported to Upstate University Hospital.

An Auburn man has been ticketed following an accident Tuesday that injured a pedestrian. 

Police said Friday that John Thurston, 80, of Auburn, was issued a traffic ticket for failure to yield right of way to pedestrians in a crosswalk. 

The accident occurred after 3 p.m. Tuesday. Thurston was the driver of a pickup truck heading northbound on South Fulton Street. As he turned left onto East Genesee Street, he struck a 26-year-old pedestrian in the crosswalk. 

The pedestrian, whose name wasn't released, was transported to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse. He has been released from the hospital and is recovering from his injuries, police said. 

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Online producer Robert Harding can be reached at (315) 282-2220 or robert.harding@lee.net. Follow him on Twitter @robertharding.

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