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Three-car collision outside Herald-Leader closes part of Midland Avenue

Fire department rescues trapped driver after collision downtown

Lexington firefighters rescued a driver from an SUV after a three-car accident on Midland Avenue at Short Street. The SUV came to rest against a tree in the Herald-Leader parking lot.
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Lexington firefighters rescued a driver from an SUV after a three-car accident on Midland Avenue at Short Street. The SUV came to rest against a tree in the Herald-Leader parking lot.

A three-vehicle wreck Thursday afternoon outside the Herald-Leader building on Midland Avenue closed the eastbound lane early Thursday afternoon.

The accident happened about 12:50 p.m. and involved a GMC Terrain SUV, a Nissan Pathfinder SUV and a four-door Toyota. Debris from all three cars, including a wheel, was scattered across the eastbound lane of Midland.

The GMC crashed into a tree in the parking lot of the Herald-Leader.

The driver of the GMC was removed from the SUV by Lexington firefighters. The extent of his injuries was unknown.

Fernando Alfonso III: 859-231-1324, @fernalfonso

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