Man Hospitalized After Being Hit by Car on NE 14th Street

Accident involving pedestrian on NE 14th Street. (WHO-HD)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Officials say one person was hospitalized after he was hit by a car early Tuesday morning.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened in the 4400 block of NE 14th Street around 2:10 a.m. Twenty-one-year-old Logan Trigg was walking on the raised median between the northbound and southbound lanes when he stepped off and into the southbound lanes where the man was hit by a vehicle.

A Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy came upon the crash before it was called in assisted at the scene. Trigg was initially unconscious but regained consciousness before being transported to a Des Moines hospital. His current condition is not known.

Officials say the driver, 62-year-old Dennis Reese, remained at the scene and has been cooperating. He was not under the influence of alcohol and t this time no citations or charges have been filed against him.

The southbound lanes of NE 14th Street between Broadway and Aurora were closed while crews investigated and cleared the scene, but the road re-opened around 4:30 a.m.