A series of wrecks that started at an exit ramp merge on the inner loop of East New Circle caused significant traffic backups for a few hours Thursday.
According to Lexington police, a vehicle was trying to merge onto the inner loop of New Circle from outbound Nicholasville Road when it struck another vehicle. That created a chain reaction of four rear-end collisions, police said.
The Lexington Traffic Management Center reported one vehicle flipped.
One person involved in the collisions was transported to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Traffic was backed up on New Circle from Nicholasville Road to Alumni Drive.
Traffic was running smoothly on New Circle by 10:00 a.m.