Pedestrian hit, seriously injured near University of Kentucky

jwarren@herald-leader.comMay 8, 2014 

A female pedestrian was seriously injured about 12:30 p.m. Thursday when she was hit by a car while trying to cross South Limestone near the University of Kentucky, police said.

Lexington Police Lt. Raymond Roller said the woman was rushed to UK's nearby Chandler Hospital with what appeared to be life-threatening injuries.

"At this point, we think it's life-threatening, but stable," he said.

Roller said it wasn't immediately known whether the victim is a UK student.

The collision happened in the 800 block of South Limestone near Gazette Avenue, police said.

Roller said a man was driving a Honda Element north on South Limestone, and the car struck the woman as she attempted to cross the street.

The driver indicated that she was not in the crosswalk, Roller said.

"We're not sure if she ran, but that is what the driver indicated," he said.

Police had not spoken with the woman, he said.

The driver did brake and apparently was not traveling at high speed, Roller said.

The police department's collision reconstruction remained at the scene early Thursday afternoon.

Jim Warren: (859) 231-3255.

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