A man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was hit Thursday night by a car in the 12400 block of Florida Boulevard, according to a Baton Rouge Police Department news release.

The incident occurred at 8:08 p.m. on the north side of the service road, the release says.

The driver of a 1992 Toyota Corolla told police he was traveling east on the service road when the pedestrian, who he did not see, landed on top of the car, the release says.

When officers arrived, they found the pedestrian laying in the road unresponsive with serious injuries, the release says.

According to the initial investigation, the pedestrian was walking north and crossing over Florida Boulevard when he was hit.

The incident is under investigation.