Crime

Woman intentionally struck by car after dispute involving two vehicles

Police investigated a Kia Rio that reportedly was involved in a hit-and-run accident Tuesday. The car was found in the CVS parking lot at Harrodsburg and Lane Allen roads.
Police investigated a Kia Rio that reportedly was involved in a hit-and-run accident Tuesday. The car was found in the CVS parking lot at Harrodsburg and Lane Allen roads. Lexington Herald-Leader

A road feud that included a gun ended in a female pedestrian being intentionally hit and severely injured Tuesday at a busy Lexington intersection, police said.

At Harrodsburg and Lane Allen roads, two vehicles with people inside who knew each other had an altercation of some sort about 12:30 p.m., police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said. A person in a white Kia pointed a gun at the people in the second vehicle. A woman in the second vehicle stepped out of it to confront the people in the Kia. The Kia driver pulled in front of the second vehicle and reversed, hitting the woman.

Liz Ording said she witnessed the argument and the woman being struck. The woman apparently was initially trapped between the Kia and the second car.

"She was on the ground," Ording said. "Her screams were terrible."

The woman was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with severe injuries, including a nearly severed leg, Roberts said.

Initially police searched for the white Kia that was involved, finding it some time later at a CVS pharmacy parking lot at the same intersection as the altercation.

By Tuesday late afternoon, Lexington police were interviewing a number of people, including some juveniles, involved in the altercation, Roberts said. Officers think they have arrested everyone who was involved, she said.

WKYT reported that Nicholas Kiser, 18, was charged with wanton endangerment.

"In an arrest citation, Kiser admittedly pulled a gun on another driver. Police say the person that Kiser was with intentionally ran over the woman. They say the other people involved are juveniles," according to WKYT.

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