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Pedestrian hit by semitrailer in Gainesville
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The intersection of U.S. 129 and Monroe Drive in Gainesville. - photo by Nick Watson

Update: The pedestrian struck by a semitrailer in Gainesville is in stable condition, according to Gainesville Police.

Update: Athens Highway and Monroe Drive have reopened. Gainesville Police have not returned numerous calls for an update on the crash. 

A pedestrian suffered serious injuries Friday after being struck by a commercial tractor-trailer Friday at Athens Highway and Monroe Drive, Gainesville Police said. 

Police put out a notice about 10 a.m. regarding the crash. Police are asking drivers to use alternate routes to reduce congestion. 

This story will be updated.