A 21-year old man is recovering after being hit by a vehicle in Big Rapids Wednesday morning.
It happened just after 4:30 a.m. in the area of South State Street and Spring Street.
Officers from the Big Rapids Department of Public Safety say when they arrived at the scene, they found a man with severe injuries.
It was determined that the man had been hit, ran over by the vehicle, and dragged for a short distance before self-extricating from underneath the vehicle.
First responders attempted to assist the male who then became combative and attempted to bite himself and first responders. First responders were able to finally control the subject.
He was transported to Big Rapids Spectrum Health Hospital and later transferred to a Grand Rapids hospital for sustained serious injuries.
Through the investigation, it is believed that the pedestrian was under the influence of intoxicants.