BELLEVUE, Ky. -- Jan. 14, 2014 -- Police shut down Memorial Parkway in Newport after a vehicle hit a person. (Photo by Christian Hauser)
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NEWPORT, Ky. -- Residents around the area where a woman was struck by a vehicle Monday morning say they are surprised more people haven't been injured in the same location.

An Alexandria woman is recovering after being struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Memorial Parkway and Wilson Road on the Newport, Bellevue border near I-471.

The unidentified woman was taken to UC Medical Center where she is expected to make a full recovery.

Residents along the Memorial Parkway say they aren't surprised by the accident, citing construction in the area that causes a lot of slow and backed up traffic.

"I'm very surprised there are not more people getting hit," said Emilie Maybury, a Newport resident.

The concern stems from the lack of sidewalks around the area, coupled with construction and a large amount of traffic.

"They built Kroger and the traffic is really thick now," said Mike Wardia, another nearby resident.

Wardia says people walk past his home at all hours to get to and from the Newport Pavilion shopping center. 

Police told WCPO's Tony Mirones that they don't expect to file any charges in relation to the accident.

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