Man hospitalized after walking into traffic on EB I-70 near Blan - KMOV.com

Man hospitalized after walking into traffic on EB I-70 near Blanchette Bridge, officials say

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ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A man was hospitalized after being hit by a tractor-trailer on eastbound Interstate 70 near the Blanchette Bridge in St. Charles on Sunday night.

According to officials, the man walked out in front of traffic around 9:30 p.m. between the Blanchette Bridge and Fifth Street. A tractor-trailer swerved to avoid the pedestrian but the right side of the vehicle hit the man.

Authorities said the victim injuries believed to be life-threatening.

At one point, only one lane of traffic was getting through. All lanes re-opened around 10:20 p.m.

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