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Police investigate pedestrian accident on Interstate 10

By: Ruben Veloz
EL PASO, Texas Police say two people were taken to the hospital after a pedestrian was hit by a car after walking into oncoming traffic on Interstate 10 which caused another accident.
The accidents forced police to shut down the east-bound lanes near Lee Trevino and the Zaragoza Road exit for nearly five hours.
Thousands of drivers were stuck on I-10 east for miles and hours as police re-directed traffic away from the accident.
Many drivers called 911 at about 8:30 p.m. Monday to say there was a man walking in the middle of the freeway, El Paso police said.
Police tell KFOX14 the man was walking in and out of the east-bound lanes when he was hit by a car.
Although several drivers tried to avoid him, the man also caused two cars to crash into each other, injuring one of the drivers.
Police said both the pedestrian and the driver were taken to Del Sol Medical Center to be treate

Firefighters said the pedestrian was taken to the hospital in serious condition.
Special traffic investigators were called to investigate the.
Officers re-opened the freeway at around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.
El Paso police have not released the name of the pedestrian, or said why this man was on the freeway in the first place.