Freeman Health Systems issued an unusual public plea for help identifying a man that was hit by a car at 10:18 a.m., Wednesday at the intersection of 20th Street and Range Line Road in Joplin.

Freeman Health Systems issued an unusual public plea for help identifying a man that was hit by a car at 10:18 a.m., Wednesday at the intersection of 20th Street and Range Line Road in Joplin.

Joplin police said officers arrived to find a male in the road with serious injuries.

“The pedestrian was crossing Range Line westbound and walked into the path of a southbound vehicle,” Police said in a written release sent out at 3:45 p.m. “He was transported to a local hospital by EMS in serious condition. The driver of the vehicle was not injured. The Joplin PD crash team continues to investigate.”

Police said at that time they didn't know who the man was.

At 6:31 p.m., a Freeman Health Systems spokeswoman sent out a release asking the public for help identifying the man whom she said was in critical condition.

“Efforts to identify the man have not been successful,” Freeman's written release said. “He was not carrying any form of identification when he was hit, and due to his condition, officers were not able to communicate with him as of Wednesday afternoon.”

Freeman described the man as a white male in his 20s, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, clean shaven with brown curly hair.

He has no tattos or identifying marks and was wearing new black Nike shoes with white bottoms, a black t-shirt and jeans at the time of the collision.

Freeman asked that anyone with information about the man's identity contact the Freeman Night/Weekend Administrator at 417-540-6080.