Two people suffered minor injuries Thursday morning in a collision at East Maxwell Street and Woodland Avenue — the third accident at that corner in about 33 hours.
The Thursday crash, involving two vehicles, left a car wedged between two utility poles in front of the fire station at the corner. Two people in the car were taken to a hospital with minor injuries, Lexington police said.
Across the street, a window was boarded up at Shop Local Kentucky. The night before, a BMW had crashed through the store’s window.
The first wreck at the corner happened Tuesday night, when a two-vehicle crash left one driver dead and caused minor damage to the Lexington fire station.
A truck hit a car that was stopped at the light on East Maxwell Street at Woodland Avenue, according to WKYT. The car was pushed into Lexington Fire Station No. 5, causing minor damage. The crash occurred just before midnight.
The two people in the car were uninjured, but the driver of the truck died at the scene, according to WKYT. The Fayette County coroner told the news station that alcohol was suspected to have been a factor in the crash.
The driver of the truck was Jacob Wilson, 23, of Lexington. He died from blunt force trauma, said the coroner.
Around 6 p.m. Wednesday, Victoria Fournier, 24, was preparing to close the Shop Local Kentucky clothing store on Maxwell when a blue BMW crashed through the store. She had just walked behind the cash register when she heard “loud breaking.”
No one was injured in that accident, said Lexington Fire captain Adam Sorrell.
The accident was caused after the BMW collided with a black Ford Mustang, said the driver of the Ford.
The building looked structurally sound, Sorrell said.
Following the third accident, a spokeswoman for Mayor Jim Gray released a statement saying that city traffic engineers are examining all three of the incidents at Woodland and Maxwell.
“They have determined that the traffic signal was working properly at the time of the accidents,” the statement said. “Additional research is ongoing.”