Pedestrian hit by pickup checked out in ER

2014-05-15T22:11:00Z 2014-05-16T12:03:04Z Pedestrian hit by pickup checked out in ERGazette Staff The Billings Gazette

UPDATE: The man who ran away after being struck by a pickup truck took himself to St. Vincent Healthcare's emergency room at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, said Montana Highway Patrol Sgt. Derek Brown on Friday morning. The man was in pain but had non-life threatening injuries and was checked out, he said.

The Montana Highway Patrol is asking for the public's help in locating a man who ran away after being hit by a pickup on Interstate 90 on Thursday at around 5:40 p.m.  

At the time of the crash a trooper wasn't immediately available, so Sgt. Derek Brown, who is assigned to a special safety detail in Billings, responded. 

Brown said the driver of the pickup was headed down the eastbound ramp onto I-90 near exit 434, when a young man ran in front of the truck and was hit. 

Brown said the driver told him that he was amazed that the victim just "popped back up."

The victim didn't have any apparent injuries and took off after the driver told him he was going to call the police. 

The victim is described as a 16- to 17-year-old male with shaggy brown hair, light facial hair, a red hooded sweatshirt and a black baseball cap. 

The driver told Brown that he watched the man jump over a fence and ran through a truck depot.

Brown said that although there were no apparent injuries, they are worried the victim might have some internal injury.

Anyone with information is asked to call Montana Highway Patrol at 841-7000. 

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