Man struck by motorist after leaving hospital

1 decade 3 months 1 week ago Thursday, June 14 2007 Jun 14, 2007 Thursday, June 14, 2007 12:39:21 AM CDT June 14, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A man who had just checked himself out of a St. Louis hospital was struck and killed as he crossed Highway 64 during rush hour on Wednesday. Police say 41-year-old James Smith of St. Louis left Barnes-Jewish Hospital on foot early on Wednesday. Police said he successfully crossed the westbound lane of the interstate. He was struck as he tried to cross the eastbound lane, police said. He was taken to a second hospital and pronounced dead just before 9 a.m. The driver of the vehicle that struck Smith said he veered and applied his brakes to avoid the pedestrian. Witnesses said that Smith was almost struck by several vehicles as he ran across westbound Interstate 64.

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