A person was struck in the Pratt Abbott parking lot on Forest Avenue and seriously injured Wednesday afternoon, according to the Portland police and fire departments.

The crash took place about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, said Assistant Fire Chief Keith Gautreau. Emergency responders from the city of Portland transported the injured person to the hospital shortly before 4 p.m., Gautreau said.

Portland police spokesman Lt. Robert Martin said the crash occurred in the parking lot of the dry cleaning business.

Neither Gautreau nor Martin would immediately indicate the age or gender of the person who was struck and attempts to get more details about how the crash took place were unsuccessful late Wednesday evening.

As of Nov. 20, a total of 20 pedestrians had been hit and killed this year after being struck by a motor vehicle, according to the Maine Department of Transportation. The state says that number is the highest in more than 10 years.

Two bicyclists have also been killed this year, according to the Bicycle Coalition of Maine.

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