A Lafayette woman is in critical condition after being hit by vehicle Thursday evening on North University Avenue, police said.

The woman, who was not immediately identified, had stepped into the roadway and was hit by a northbound vehicle around 7:30 p.m. in the 800 block of North University Avenue, said Cpl. Paul L. Mouton, a Lafayette police spokesman.

The pedestrian was taken to a hospital where she remained Thursday night, Mouton said, while the driver of the vehicle was unhurt.

An investigation into the crash remains ongoing, Mouton said.