FedEx truck hits man on I-20; accident impacts travel in the area

FedEx truck hits pedestrian trying to cross I-20

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A man is fighting for his life after being hit by a tractor-trailer rig on Interstate 20, authorities said.

It happened at 3:36 p.m. Thursday on westbound I-20 in Shreveport.

It appears the man was trying to cross the interstate when he was struck by an 18-wheeler, authorities said.

The man has been taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries authorities said appeared to be life-threatening.

Meantime, the accident is impacting travel on westbound I-20.

The two right-hand lanes were blocked near Jewella Avenue, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development website.

(Source: LaDOTD)
(Source: LaDOTD)

Now, one lane remains closed.

The Shreveport fire and police departments each had seven units on the major accident on westbound I-20 at Hearne Avenue, Caddo 911 dispatch records show.

Westbound motorists can use U.S. Highway 80 to bypass the scene.

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