By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — A pedestrian was seriously injured when he was struck by two cars Thursday night while walking on the Kennedy Expressway.

Illinois State Police said the 35-year-old man was walking in the far left lane of the expressway near Van Buren Street around 8:25 p.m., when a Toyota Camry driving in the same lane struck him, causing him to roll into the next lane, where another Toyota Camry also struck him.

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The victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. It was not clear why he was walking on the expressway. Illinois State Police said he would be cited for Improper Pedestrian on a Controlled Access Highway

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No other injuries were reported.

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Illinois State Police were investigating.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff