Fayette County

Man struck by a car while attempting to cross Winchester Road

A man attempted to cross Winchester Road Friday afternoon when he was struck by the white car, shown here with the open driver’s side door, police said. The man’s injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. The collision left a hole in the windshield.
A man attempted to cross Winchester Road Friday afternoon when he was struck by the white car, shown here with the open driver’s side door, police said. The man’s injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. The collision left a hole in the windshield. gkocher1@herald-leader.com

A man suffered injuries to his head, shoulder and arm Friday after he was struck by car on Winchester Road, Lexington police said.

The unidentified man was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital for surgery, but his injuries were not expected to be life-threatening, said Lexington police Lt. Andrew Daugherty.

The man was attempted to cross Winchester Road from the side where a new high school is under construction when he was hit by an inbound car. The accident was reported shortly after 2 p.m.

“He stepped in front of one vehicle, which was able to swerve and miss him,” Daugherty said. “However, the female driver that was slightly behind in the other lane didn’t see him, because the vehicle was blocking him. So when that vehicle took evasive action and missed him, she had no time to react and struck him.”

The man went into the car’s windshield, putting a hole into it.

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