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The man injured after being hit by a car at South Belt Highway and Pickett Road on Thursday night has been flown to a Kansas City hospital.

Michael Russell, 59, was taken by helicopter to the University of Kansas Hospital, where he is in the intensive care unit with serious injuries, according to the St. Joseph Police Department.

Police said the man was wearing dark clothing and crossing the street in a noncrosswalk area when a car traveling southbound on the Belt hit him.

Russell was conscious when paramedics arrived at the accident.