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A pedestrian accident has closed a section of routes 8 and 9 in the center of Dalton, the state Department of Transportation said Thursday night. 

Authorities are investigating a pedestrian accident in Dalton, in which a person was struck by a motor vehicle near the Union Block on Main Street.

Police Chief Deanna Strout said that a male pedestrian was hit at 7:01 p.m. and suffered serious injuries. 

Strout said at 9:20 p.m. that she had not yet learned of the extent of the pedestrian's injuries or his name. She said it was not yet known whether the pedestrian's injuries were life-threatening.

A section of Main Street — also known as Routes 8 and 9 — was closed between Flansburg and Curtis avenues, roughly across from the Dalton CRA building. Traffic was being rerouted. 

Strout said a state police unit was helping to investigate.  

Investigations editor

Larry Parnass, investigations editor, joined The Eagle in 2016 from the Daily Hampshire Gazette, where he was editor in chief. His freelance work has appeared in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Hartford Courant and CommonWealth Magazine.