The pedestrian who was hospitalized Thursday after he was struck by a vehicle on High Street near Woodland Avenue remained in critical condition Friday morning.
Brian J. Seyer, 43, of Goshen, was hit about 1:27 p.m. by a 1997 Volvo while he was walking north across East High Street. Seyer was in the crosswalk when the vehicle, driven by Patrick M. O'Brien, began making a left turn from Woodland Avenue onto High Street, Lexington police said in a news release.
After completing his turn, O'Brien, 18, struck Seyer, causing him to strike the windshield. He then fell off of the car, resulting in severe head injuries, police said.
Seyer was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. The two occupants of the Volvo were not injured, police said.
O'Brien was taken to UK for a blood test. Neither impairment nor speeding is suspected.
Lt. Scott Blakely said it remained unclear whether the driver or the pedestrian had the right of way. Police continue to investigate.