Man hit, seriously injured while running across lanes of I-35W

A man is in the hospital after being struck while running across lanes of I-35W early Monday morning in Bloomington.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, deputies were called to the northbound lanes of I-35W at 90th Street just after 6 a.m.

Initially, the agency said an Acura TL had crashed and become disabled in the left lanes, with the driver getting out and running across lanes and up the hill to a street, only to be hit by a vehicle a few minutes later when trying to return.

However, that same crash report was later updated on Monday morning.

In the update, the crash report says a pedestrian, identified as 39-year-old Khalid Muridi, ran across lanes and up the hill to a street and ran back a short time later.

Muridi was taken to Hennepin Healthcare for his injuries, which are considered to be life-threatening. Authorities haven’t released his condition as of this time.

The driver of the Ford Explorer, identified by the State Patrol as a 39-year-old Bloomington woman, was also not injured.

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s 511 system, the crash caused a stretch of I-35W north at 90th Street to close for about two hours. Drivers were temporarily moved off I-35W at 90th Street before being directed back to the interstate.

At one point, roughly eight first responder vehicles were at the scene.

An interactive traffic map showing current conditions can be found below.