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15-year-old hit by 2 SUVs in Lexington

A teenager was hit by two sport-utility vehicles Monday after she apparently stepped into the roadway in south Lexington.

The girl, who was not named, was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.

Witnesses said the girl, 15, was hit shortly after 7:30 a.m. on Clearwater Way near Rainwater Drive, Lexington Fire Battalion Chief Ed Davis said.

According to a news release from Lexington police, a GMC Denali being driven by Michael Clemmons of Lexington was unable to stop in time to avoid hitting the girl after she stepped into the road.

The impact sent her into the other lane, where she was hit by a Toyota 4Runner driven by Landon Berry of Richmond, the news release said.

The girl was trapped under the 4Runner until firefighters were able to lift the vehicle off her, police said.

Drugs and alcohol were not suspected factors.

The girl is a student at Tates Creek High School. She was apparently on her way to school when the accident occurred.

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