LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — Lafayette Police closed a busy thoroughfare during the morning rush hour Wednesday after a single vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on the 1400 block of Camellia Boulevard near Starling Lane.
This crash occurred at approximately 8 a.m. Wednesday. Police said a male pedestrian attempted to cross the northwest travel lanes on the 1400 block of Camellia Boulevard, and was struck by a vehicle traveling in the outside lane of Camellia Boulevard, headed towards Kaliste Saloom Road.
The pedestrian sustained a severe leg injury as a result of the impact, and was immediately given lifesaving medical treatment by Lafayette Police upon their arrival. Lafayette Police then transported the pedestrian to a local hospital where he further received medical care and eventually listed in stable condition, authorities said.
Due to the crash investigation, both lanes of Camellia Boulevard, headed towards Kaliste Saloom Road, were temporarily closed. All lanes opened up about two hours later.
The driver of the vehicle, an adult male, submitted to a voluntary chemical test where no impairment was found. Although a violation committed by the pedestrian contributed to the crash, police said no citations were issued due to the injury sustained by the pedestrian, as well as very minimal damage to the vehicle involved.