Child in critical condition after being struck by vehicle in Hikes Point
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The southbound lanes of Breckenridge Lane were closed for several hours while Louisville Metro police investigated an accident involving a juvenile who was struck by a vehicle.
According to MetroSafe, the accident was reported at 6:15 a.m. at the Hikes Lane intersection.
LMPD said the victim is a pre-teen girl believed to be in the sixth grade. In a late morning update, LMPD said the girl is in critical condition.
Officers blocked surface streets and cleared the route on interstates during the morning rush hour to get the girl to Norton Children’s Hospital, where she underwent surgery.
The driver of the car remained at the scene, and police said all parties involved have been accounted for. No other children were in the area at the time of the accident, according to LMPD.
Southbound Breckenridge Lane was reopened to traffic around 8:30 a.m. after the LMPD Traffic Unit officers finished their investigation of the scene.
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