Pedestrian seriously injured while walking on U.S. 52 in St. Paul

A 52-year-old walking on U.S. 52 in St. Paul sustained life-threatening injuries Thursday afternoon when a driver struck him.

David Lee Hendershot, of St. Paul, was taken to Regions Hospital.

The crash on the West Side happened about 2:50 p.m. when a 58-year-old St. Paul woman driving a sport utility vehicle north on U.S. 52 near Eaton Street struck Hendershot. He was walking westward in the northbound lanes of the highway, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

U.S. 52 northbound going into downtown St. Paul was closed at Eaton Street during the investigation, but later reopened.

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