MHP: Valley Park man struck while running across I-270 in Des Peres

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by Sarah Heath / KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 6:02 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 14 at 11:59 PM

(KMOV) – A Valley Park man was injured following a series of chain-reaction accidents during a police pursuit in Des Peres Thursday evening.

Officials with Missouri Highway Patrol say George Summers, 39, was struck in the far right southbound lane of Interstate 270 near Dougherty Ferry at 4:30 p.m.

Authorities say he was reportedly involved in a police pursuit with Des Peres officers when he fled on foot toward the interstate around a sound wall.  Officers continued to chase him moments before he was struck.

Summers was transported to an area hospital in serious condition. 

Authorities say a two-vehicle accident followed as oncoming vehicles veered to avoid hitting Summers again. Those vehicles had minor damage and no injuries were reported.

 It is unclear as to why Des Peres Police were pursuing Summers at this time. 

Further details into the investigation were not immediately known. 

Stay with News 4 and KMOV.com for updates on this developing story. 

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