Fayette County

Man falls from third-floor balcony at apartment near UK campus.

The Lex apartments on South Broadway in Lexington.
The Lex apartments on South Broadway in Lexington. palcala@herald-leader.com

A “college-aged” man fell from a third-floor balcony of a large apartment complex near the University of Kentucky campus early Friday morning, police said.

The incident happened just after midnight at The Lex on South Broadway, according to police. The man was found in the parking lot and was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with “critical injuries,” police said.

It’s unclear if anyone else was on the balcony or what led to the man falling, police said. The incident is under investigation.

Dr. Brian Johnston, chief of pediatrics at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, offers advice to prevent young children from falling out of windows. Harborview sees 40 to 50 children each year for injuries sustained in such falls.