A hit-and-run traffic crash that injured four people Monday night might have been the result of a medical emergency, police said.
It happened about 6:20 p.m. on Rapid Run Drive near Man o' War Boulevard.
According to police, a white Nissan car was struck from behind by a black 2000 Jeep, which then kept going. Four passengers in the Nissan were taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. There was no word on their conditions Tuesday morning.
Police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said it now appears that the Jeep driver experienced a medical emergency and struck the car when he briefly lost consciousness. He then drove away, apparently not realizing that a wreck had occurred, Roberts said.
"We're now trying to verify that," Roberts said Tuesday morning.
"It's no longer a search for the driver," Roberts said. "We think this is probably going to be explained as a medical emergency."
Roberts said the Jeep driver was treated overnight at a Madison County hospital. She said she wasn't sure whether he lives in Madison County.
Lexington police were contacted overnight by friends of the driver, she said.
"They watched the news coverage and he (the driver) thought he might have been involved in the wreck because his vehicle matched the description given on TV news."
An investigation is continuing.