Man flees DPS, runs into Ariz. freeway, hit by car

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Video report by Steve Ryan

Posted on July 9, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 9 at 8:28 PM

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PHOENIX (AP) -- A man trying to flee authorities after a traffic stop is hospitalized after running into a Phoenix freeway and getting hit by a vehicle.

Arizona Department of Public Safety officers had pulled over a motorist on the 35th Avenue exit ramp Tuesday afternoon when the man fled on foot onto Interstate 10.

He then was struck by a car.

The name of the man wasn't immediately released but DPS officials say he's in his 30s.

He's been taken to a Phoenix hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

DPS says the incident has closed the eastbound of I-10 from 35th and 43rd avenues and there's no estimate yet when that stretch of freeway will be reopened.

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