UPDATE: Hit-and-run driver who seriously injured pedestrian called police from work

Published: Nov. 4, 2016 at 10:36 AM EDT|Updated: Nov. 4, 2016 at 1:47 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The driver who hit and seriously injured a disabled man on Broadway Friday morning left the scene, but called police to report the incident when she got to work, a Louisville Metro Police Department spokeswoman said.

Emergency crews were called to the intersection of Broadway and First Street about 6:23 a.m. and found the victim, whose injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening, police said.

LMPD spokeswoman Alicia Smiley said the victim and a female pedestrian had been at the McDonald's at Broadway and Second Street and decided to go to the Thorntons at Broadway and First Street. The pair was about halfway between First and Second Streets when they crossed Broadway at an angle. The man was hit by an SUV traveling east on Broadway. He was taken to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment.

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The second pedestrian, who was not injured, told WAVE 3 News the victim is in his 40s, is disabled and walks with a cane. She said the man was dragged about a block down the street after he was hit. She also said she and the man had been crossing Broadway in a crosswalk, but police contradicted that claim.

Smiley said the female driver of the SUV did not stop, but she contacted LMPD after arriving at work. Police are interviewing her.

This story will be updated.

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