A man is in serious condition after a vehicle struck him while he walked on Missouri 7 Thursday night.

The accident happened around 11 p.m. on Missouri 7 at Strode Road in eastern Independence.

The man’s car broke down on the highway, according to Independence Police Department Capt. John Cato. The man left the vehicle and walked down the road when a vehicle plowed into him, according to Cato.

He was taken to an area hospital and treated for serious injuries. He is still in the hospital, according to police.

Cato did not have the name, age or place of residency of the man.

The driver who struck the man stopped at the scene. The driver suffered minor injuries.
Police are still investigating and should have more information later on Friday.