JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
A pedestrian is injured after he tried to cross the 1600 block of Jefferson St. Thursday morning at 9:38 in Jefferson City while trying to fix a flat.
According to the Jefferson City police, Everett Pruitt was changing a flat tire when he tried to cross the highway to get to Big O Tire to borrow tools to fix his flat tire.
Officials say Pruitt crossed the guardrail and failed to yield the right of way to a Lincoln Town Car driven by 76-year-old Warren Spencer.
Pruitt was taken to a Columbia hospital with multiple fractures and possible internal injuries. Pruitt is listed in fair condition.
Spencer was not injured in the wreck.
A wreck on the Highway 179 ramp to Missouri Blvd. earlier in the morning delayed traffic two hours starting at 8:27.
According to the Jefferson City police, a 2006 Nissan Sentra going northbound on Highway 179 failed to yield the right of way and turned into an 18-wheeler that was traveling southbound.
The driver of the Sentra said she had a medical episode while driving and that is why she lost control of the vehicle.
The driver of the Nissan, 29-year-old Shawna Richardson was evaluated by EMS but chose not to go to the hospital. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.