WOOD RIVER - A 23-year-old pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Illinois Route 111 near the Valvoline in Wood River at 5:30 p.m. Sunday and seriously injured.

Get The Latest News!

Don't miss our top stories and need-to-know news everyday in your inbox.

The man struck was on foot en route to work at the nearby Walmart Supercenter, Wood River Police Chief Brad Wells said.

Article continues after sponsor message

“He was walking back to his job,” Chief Wells said. “He stepped out in the road and was struck by a vehicle.”

The man was airlifted from the scene, the police chief said. The extent of his injuries are not completely known at this point.

Chief Wells said the situation remains under investigation by Wood River Police.Chris Rhodes also contributed to this story.

More like this:

Mar 27, 2024 - Wood River Detective Captures Meth Suspect Amidst Property Condemnation

Apr 15, 2024 - Wood River First Responders Commended For Lifesaving Attempt

Mar 11, 2024 - Mental Health Crisis at Bel-Air Motel In Wood River Ends Peacefully After Police Negotiation

Nov 15, 2023 - Pedestrian Struck, Injured, On Vaughn Road In Wood River

Jan 2, 2024 - Wood River Police Respond To Stabbing Report, Victim Transported To Hospital