Driver strikes, seriously injures man crossing US 40 near 43rd in Independence

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A pedestrian in Independence was struck and seriously injured Thursday morning.

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A man is in the hospital after a car hit him in Independence late Wednesday night.

Police say it was about 9:53 p.m. when the 53-year-old man was crossing northbound U.S. Route 40 near 43rd Street when a car headed east hit him.

He does have life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital.

The driver did stop and cooperated with police.

The crash is still under investigation.