Fayette County

Person falls from parking garage at Short Street and Broadway

A man was taken to the hospital with severe facial trauma after apparently falling from the parking garage at Short Street and Broadway Friday.

Lexington fire department Battalion Chief Harold Hoskins said a bystander called the department at 9:10 p.m., saying that someone had fallen from the garage and hit an awning on the side of the structure. The man, who has not been named, was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital Friday night.

Hoskins said he assumed the person also hit a streetlight in the fall, as the light was damaged. It appeared the man, who was in his late teens or early 20, had also hit a power line, said Lexington Police Lt. Roger Holland.

Police were still investigating the incident Saturday afternoon and had not released the man's name, Holland said. Police are trying to determine whether the fall from the garage's fourth or fifth story was an accident or deliberate.

"It was a pretty significant fall," Holland said.

Holland said security staff with the garage had seen the man walking up the garage stairs alone. "We think he was by himself but we can't rule out anything," Holland said.