Police investigate accident involving pedestrian and semi-truck

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – Police are investigating an accident involving a pedestrian and a semi-truck Tuesday morning. The accident happened about 5:50 a.m. near 291 Highway and Salisbury.

Police say a 42-year-old man was walking south along the side of the highway when he was struck by the semi.

A dispatcher with the Independence Police Department said the injuries are very serious. That victim has been taken to an area hospital.

No other information has been made available.

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