Man Critically Injured After Being Struck by Vehicle in Des Moines


POLK COUNTY, Iowa – A man remains hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday after being hit by a vehicle on the edge of northeast Des Moines Monday night.

According to Lt. Ryan Evans with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened around 8:55 p.m. in the 4200 block of NE 14th St., a little north of the intersection with Aurora Ave.

Investigators say a Jeep was traveling southbound on NE 14th in the outside lane when the 36-year-old man stepped out into the road from the west. His name has not been released by authorities.

There is not a crosswalk in the location where the accident happened.

The driver involved in the crash remained on the scene and is cooperating. Investigators say they don’t believe impairment was a factor in the incident.

The investigation into the crash continues.

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