LAWRENCE (CBS) – A woman was seriously injured after she was hit by a Lawrence Housing Authority van Thursday morning.

The Housing Authority employee was driving to work around 9:30 a.m. when he hit a 57-year-old woman in the area of Essex and Appleton Streets. The woman was taken by MedFlight to a Boston hospital with “very serious” injuries.

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A woman was hit by a van in Lawrence and seriously injured. (WBZ-TV)

It is not known if the woman was in the crosswalk.

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Efrain Rolon, executive director of Lawrence Housing Authority, said the longtime employee was “distraught and concerned” for the woman. Rolon said the employee has a “wonderful record” with no prior incidents.

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Police are investigating the crash. Rolon said there are no charges against the employee at this point.