DES MOINES — A 50-year-old male was struck by a moving vehicle near E 33rd Street and E Euclid Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
According to police, witnesses say that the man walked into the street west of the E. 33rd Street intersection, outside of a marked area, in an apparent attempt to cross E. Euclid from north to south.
The man was struck by a car driven by a 64-year-old man.
Police say at this time the major contributing factor appears to be failure of a pedestrian to yield to traffic and failure to use a designated crosswalk. Driver impairment and distracted driving have been ruled out.
The man struck by the vehicle is still in the hospital with serious injuries but is expected to survive.
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