UPDATE: Interstate 25 now back open after pedestrian struck near Speer
DENVER — Northbound Interstate 25 was closed Thursday afternoon after a man was hit by a car while attempting to cross the freeway.
The incident happened about 12:30 p.m., in the northbound lanes near Speer Boulevard, according to the Denver Police Department.
The victim was hospitalized with substantial injuries, according to a DPD tweet. The driver apparently stayed at the scene.
All northbound lanes of I-25 were closed at 23rd Avenue, causing long delays.
The interstate was reopened around 2:30 p.m.