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Wildwood Man Hit by Car Driver on Missouri Route 109

A Wildwood resident attempting to walk across Missouri Route 109 at approximately 9:20 p.m. Tuesday from his residence to the BP gas station and store at 109 and Wild Horse Creek Road was struck by a car driver. He was taken by ambulance for treatment.

A Wildwood man who lives directly off of Missouri Route 109 was hit by a car driver when he walked across the highway from his residence to the BP gas station and store at the corner of 109 and Wild Horse Creek Road at approximately 9:20 p.m. Tuesday.

A witness at the scene, who wished to remain unidentified, said the injured man said he was headed to the to pick up soda for workers who were doing house repairs the next day. The witness, who said she was a nurse, was able to get ice for the man, whose foot was run over in the accident along the dark stretch of the highway.

She said after she saw something happen ahead of her, she heard the man yell, "'Help, they just hit me.'"

Matt Abdiannia, who works at the station and store, said he was outside the building at the time of the accident, and saw a shadow of a person walking on the highway. "It was pitch black, and anyone there should use a flashlight," he said.

Abdiannia said he heard what he later identified as the hand of the man thump against the car during what turned out to be an accident. "The man is lucky that he wasn't hit in another place 10 inches from where it happened on his body. If his leg would've been hit, it might've rolled him and it could've been goodbye."

Police from both and Chesterfield Police Department responded to the accident. A Monarch Fire Protection District crew also came to the scene. The ambulance service was provided by .

Editor's Note:  Eureka-Wildwood Patch is waiting for more details to be released by police.

Aug. 31: Checking in with the St. Louis County Police Department-Wildwood Precinct revealed no more details had been processed or released.

Mary Anthonis August 31, 2011 at 01:31 PM
Poor guy. Probably crosses the road all the time. All it takes is once. Did they catch the person who hit him?
Julie Brown Patton August 31, 2011 at 01:47 PM
Mary, the car driver did turn around and come back, although not instantly, according to the witness. The thought was that no one knew quite what happened at first -- drivers aren't expecting to have anyone walking that highway, particularly in the blackness of night.
Margaret Poynter August 31, 2011 at 03:59 PM
Thanks to the nurse. I have always wanted to thank the nurse that comforted me when I was hit from behind on Hwy. 109 on Friday, June 13, 2003. I kept blacking out until the ambulance came. She and a young girl in a fast food uniform shaded me, kept talking to me, and called my husband for me I was too dizzy to ask for names , but thank you so much.

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