Pedestrian struck, dies as cars collide at busy downtown Little Rock intersection

Posted: February 6, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --2/5/18-- Little Rock police direct traffic away from an accident at 6th and Broadway where a woman was killed after a two vehicle collision at the intesection ended up on the sidewalk where she was standing while waiting to cross the street. The impact of the crash moved the cars off the road and struck a pedestrian, knocking her into the air about 20 feet down the sidewalk.

A pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle Monday morning in downtown Little Rock, police said.

Officers responded about 11 a.m. to the intersection of West Sixth Street and Broadway, according to Police Department spokesman Lt. Michael Ford.

When they arrived, officers found a woman lying on the ground, authorities said. She appeared to have been struck during a two-vehicle wreck, Ford said.

The woman was transported to a nearby hospital, where she died from her injuries hours later. Her name had not been released as of Monday.

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The department wrote on Twitter shortly after 1:15 p.m. that motorists should use an alternate route.

Two cars with damage were towed away from the scene around 2 p.m.

Metro on 02/06/2018