Pedestrian hit in Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - A pedestrian is in the hospital after being hit by a car Monday night in Springfield.

Springfield police told WAND the man has some mental health issues and was standing in the middle of the street waving his hands.

He was struck by a vehicle just before 8 p.m. in the 800 block of East Lake Shore Dr.

Police told WAND the pedestrian appeared to be in very bad shape Monday night, but as of Tuesday he was in critical condition at the hospital and expected to recover.

Officers said citations have not been issued yet, but could be issued against the pedestrian.

They said the driver was not at fault and tried to avoid hitting the man.

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