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Dixie Highway back open after accident involving pedestrian disrupts morning commute

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Traffic was disrupted Wednesday morning along Dixie Highway due to an accident which sent a pedestrian to the hospital with serious injuries.

Police said the crash occurred in the 9900 block of Dixie Highway at Citation Road at 6:45 a.m. near the Meijer between Valley Station Road and Stonestreet Road.

Following the accident, both southbound lanes were closed leaving only one northbound lane open to traffic. Cars were backed up for miles in the area, according to crews on the scene.

Metrosafe confirmed all lanes reopened just before 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Dwight Mitchell, a spokesman for the Louisville Metro Police Department, said a preliminary investigation revealed a female was crossing the highway east to west when she was struck by a car traveling northbound on Dixie.

As a result of the collision, the woman was taken to University Hospital in critical condition. Police said she appeared to not be crossing at a designated crosswalk but rather in the middle of the roadway.

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