Pedestrian hit in east Des Moines, seriously injured

DES MOINES, Iowa - Police say a man was taken to a hospital Wednesday night in serious condition.

Sgt Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department confirmed that a 45-year-old man stepped into traffic near University Avenue and Easton Boulevard.

Officers think the man had just exited a westbound DART bus that had stopped at the bus stop on the north side of East University Avenue. Witnesses report that he walked in front of the bus and was attempting to cross East University Avenue when he was struck by a westbound vehicle.

The incident occurred just before 8 p.m.

The Traffic Unit is investigating.

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