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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - An 86-year-old man is in critical condition after being struck by a speeding vehicle while trying to cross a north St. Louis street Tuesday morning.

According to Schron Jackson, a St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman, the incident happened before 10:55 a.m. at the intersection of Natural Bridge and N. Newstead avenues.

The victim was walkingfrom a dentist's officewhen he was hit, Jackson said.

The driver was stopped in the 3800 block of N. Newstead and police took the 21-year-old female driver into custody. She has not been charged or identified as of yet.