Minivan hits 8-year-old riding bike

jmadden@herald-leader.comApril 1, 2014 

An 8-year-old was in stable condition Tuesday night after being hit by a minivan while riding on a bike.

Lexington police Lt. Kevin Metcalf said the child rode in front of a minivan driven by a woman Tuesday afternoon on the 800 block of Whitney Avenue. He didn't know whether the child was a girl or a boy.

The call came through police radios about 2:30 p.m. Minutes later, the child was taken to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.

Metcalf said the police reconstruction unit didn't think speed was a factor in the accident, and he doubts the driver will face criminal charges.

Justin Madden: (859) 231-3197. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety

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