ST. CLOUD - A St. Cloud man is lucky to be alive after he ran out in front of a pickup early this morning.

The State Patrol says 35-year-old Andy Struffert of Foley was heading east on Highway 23 in east St. Cloud when a man suddenly ran out in front of him at the intersection 14th Avenue Southeast.

The pedestrian has been identified as 36-year-old Aaron Bearheart of St. Cloud. Bearheart was taken to St. Cloud Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Struffert wsa not hurt.

The incident happened at about 3:30 a.m.