A pedestrian has been hospitalized with severe injuries Monday afternoon after being hit by a car while trying to cross the street in the 3400 block of Government Street, a Baton Rouge police spokesman said.

The pedestrian had been walking near the intersection of Government at South Acadian Thruway when he stepped into the eastbound traffic lanes of Government and was struck by a single vehicle, said Cpl. Don Coppola Jr., the police spokesman.

The incident remains under investigation, he said.