NICHOLASVILLE — A Jessamine County emergency medical services employee suffered life-threatening injuries Thursday night after he was struck by a car driven by a teenager, police said.
The accident happened about 7:15 p.m. on East Maple Street between Main and York streets in downtown Nicholasville, said officer Kevin Grimes, spokesman for Nicholasville police.
The sequence of events happened like this:
An ambulance was making a first-aid run to the Jessamine County jail when its rearview mirror struck the mirror of a passing pickup on Main Street. That truck left the scene.
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The EMS crew turned onto Maple Street and pulled into a parking lot to check the damage to the mirror. Minutes later, the EMS worker, walking between two cars on the opposite side of the street from where the ambulance was parked, stepped onto East Maple and was struck by a car driven by a 17-year-old girl, Grimes said.
The car's windshield was shattered on the passenger side and had dents to the hood.
The injured man was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with a police escort.
The names of the EMS worker or the car's driver were not available.