Tractor-trailer hits pedestrian on I-20

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — A person is fighting for their life after being hit by a FedEx truck in Shreveport.

The accident happened Thursday afternoon on westbound Interstate 20 at Hearne Ave. near Independence Stadium.

According to Shreveport Police, a man was crossing I-20 between Hearne Ave. and Jewella Ave. when he was struck by a FedEx truck.  

Detectives said he was trying to cross the median, from the westbound to the eastbound lanes when he was hit.  The truck driver swerved but still hit the man.

The man was taken to Ochsner LSU Health with life-threatening injuries.

Traffic is currently backed up on the interstate.  

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