Man seriously injured after being struck by ambulance on I-44

Man seriously injured after being struck by ambulance on I-44

Man seriously injured after being struck by ambulance on I-44

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by Eric Lorenz / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on August 31, 2012 at 7:20 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 31 at 7:58 AM

Interstate 44 at 270, MO

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(KMOV.com) – Traffic on eastbound Interstate 44 was jammed Friday morning when a man ran onto the interstate and was hit by an ambulance.

According to reports, the accident happened around 7:30 Friday morning in the eastbound lanes of I-44. Missouri Highway Patrol officials said a man in his late 20s ran onto the interstate and was struck by an ambulance. They said the man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and is not expected to survive.

Police are not sure why man ran out into the roadway. An official said the man is diabetic and may have had a diabetic episode.

During the accident, traffic on I-44 was jammed all the way back to Highway 141. Crews have since cleared the scene and traffic is moving normally.

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