Lexington police were investigating an officer-involved collision Monday afternoon that sent a man to the hospital.
Cmdr. Thomas Curtsinger said officers were called to Southland Shopping Center about a man who later was charged with disorderly conduct. Once police arrived, the man was handcuffed and placed on the curb in front of Family Dollar, 420 Southland Drive, he said.
As the police officer got into his patrol car, he either lost control of the car or something caused it to go forward, Curtsinger said. The car hit the man and crashed into the store, breaking glass, shattering bricks and knocking over trash cans. The man was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. The officer was shaken up but was OK, Curtsinger said.
The accident happened just after 6 p.m.
It was not clear whether the man was pinned between the car and the building. The Collision Reconstruction Unit was investigating, Curtsinger said.
He also said it was too early to determine whether the police officer would be put on leave.