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.