Metro-East News

28-year-old in critical condition after hit by car in Belleville

A 28-year-old man was seriously injured late Tuesday night in Belleville after getting hit by a car.

Belleville Detective Sgt. Todd Keilbach said the man was listed in critical condition at a St. Louis hospital on Wednesday. He was initially taken to a hospital in Belleville after the accident.

Police and firefighters had responded after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday to a report of one person who was struck by a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser on Illinois 161 at Royal Heights Road. Police said the driver of the PT Cruiser was eastbound on Illinois 161 and was unable to avoid the man who was trying to cross the road.

The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene of the accident and cooperated with police in the investigation.

The Belleville Police Traffic Unit was still investigating the crash as of Wednesday. No arrests or citations had been issued.

Police declined to release the identities of the driver and the pedestrian.

Kaitlyn Schwers: 618-239-2526, @kaitlynschwers