Man hit by semi in Battle Creek in critical condition

Man hit by semi in Battle Creek in critical condition. (File - MGN)

Helmer Rd. in Battle Creek was shut down near Territorial Rd. after a man stepped off a curb and was hit by a semi.

Battle Creek Police were told by witnesses and the semi driver that a man was walking on the curb on Helmer Rd. around 6:30 p.m. and stepped into the road in front of the truck.

Witnesses told Battle Creek Police that a 24-year-old man was walking on Helmer Rd. after his vehicle had gone off the road on Columbia Ave.

The man was taken to Bronson Kalamazoo and is listed in critical condition.

Helmer Rd. reopened just before 8 p.m. and police are still investigating the incident.

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