Lexington police helped escort an ambulance carrying a badly injured 21-year-old accident victim Tuesday after a crash on Liberty Road.
Police closed intersections to help the ambulance quickly get the wreck victim to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital after the crash between a car and a pickup truck about 11:15 a.m. in front of the Fayette County School District bus garage. The car might have been trying to pass another vehicle, a witness said.
The victim was a passenger in the car; the car’s driver also was injured and was taken to the hospital, according to the fire department.
There were two or three people in the truck, firefighters said, and they were going to go to the hospital on their own with minor injuries.
Liberty Road was temporarily closed between Fortune Drive and Start Shoot Parkway as police investigated.