A car ran a red light and collided with a Lexington police cruiser Sunday afternoon at Manchester Street and the newly opened Oliver Lewis Way, police said.
John C. Chew, 70, was driving a 1989 Mercury Sable east on Manchester when he ran the red light at Oliver Lewis, the renamed Newtown Pike extension road that opened last week, police said.
Officer Kevin G. Jones, 43, driving a 2007 Crown Victoria cruiser, hit the Sable's passenger side.
Both men were injured, and neither was wearing a seat belt, according to a police collision reconstruction unit press release.
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Chew was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital where he was listed in critical condition Sunday night. Jones was treated for neck injuries and discharged.