Pedestrian on sidewalk dies after being hit by car

Posted by Charles Gazaway - email

LOUSIVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A woman who was walking on a sidewalk is dead following a tragic accident in the Hikes Point.

According to Louisville Metro Police, a man was driving west on Hikes Lane around 12:30 p.m. April 18 when he lost control, hit four other cars and then hit the woman. That woman died at the scene and investigators are trying to figure out why the driver lost control.

"The driver of that vehicle has been taken to University Hospital for evaluation," said Dwight Mitchell, a LMPD spokesperson. "We haven't ruled out any factors whether it might be alcohol related, or some type of medical condition, we simply don't know that definitively at this point."

Police have not released the driver's name and the coroner's office has not identified the woman who died.

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