Woman Hit by Van in Des Moines

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Scene of accident at 40th Place and Hickman in Des Moines. (WHO-HD)

Scene of accident at 40th Place and Hickman in Des Moines. (WHO-HD)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Emergency crews responded to a report of a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle Monday night.

The call came in around 9:15 p.m. about the accident at 40th Place and Hickman.  Des Moines police say a woman in her 40s or 50s was crossing the street when she was hit by a white van.

The name of the woman hasn’t been released but officials say she suffered serious injuries.

A nursing student stopped to render aid before paramedics arrived.

Police are looking into whether a street light that was out in the area played any role in the accident.