LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- One man is still alive after a hit and run on 2nd and Broadway early Friday morning. Miranda Nelson says she was walking across the street with the man as he got hit by an SUV.
“They kept going faster and faster to like move him off the car and he flew over top of it,” Nelson explains.
According to police, the driver of the SUV did not stop. Police said once the driver got to work, she called the police to report what happened. She said she wanted to wait until she was in a safe place before calling, LMPD said. This is being investigated as a hit and run, but at this time, the driver has not been charged. Police say the man hit has non-life threatening injuries.
“If everybody can just keep him in your prayers,” said Nelson.
The two were crossing the street in the middle of the block, not in a crosswalk, according to LMPD.
WHAS11 News has reported on the dangers of jaywalking on Broadway before. Police have been targeting this area since last year due to an uptick in pedestrian deaths.
“It's a little crazy down here,” said frequent walker Madonna Fields.
WHAS11 News went back out to 2nd and Broadway where the hit and run happened. Within 30 minutes in the downtown area, WHAS11 News witnessed 7 people cross in the middle of the road.
“I always look at my lights, ‘cause I ain't trying to be the next one getting hit by nothing,” said pedestrian Derrick Miles.
Pedestrians who cross the street told WHAS11 both drivers and pedestrians need to be careful so that accidents don’t happen.