Driver flees scene after hitting woman with car

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A woman is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after police say she was hit by a car on Old Frankfort Pike.

Lexington Police are searching for the driver of a blue Mustang who they believe is connected to a hit-and-run that sent a woman to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

It happened just before 7:00 Sunday night on Old Frankfort Pike in Lexington between McConnell Springs Road and Forbes Road.

Police say the woman was walking along the side of Old Frankfort Pike when she was hit by a car.

Afterward, we're told a witness pulled up to the scene and saw the woman lying in the road.

Lexington Police say the witness also saw someone standing up outside of a parked blue Mustang and looking down at the victim.

At that point, police say the person driving the blue Mustang got back in the car and sped off.

“The person driving the blue Mustang may be somebody who came up after she was hit and they got scared and left or they may have been driving the vehicle that hit her. We are not sure yet,” said Lt. Chris Van Brackel with Lexington Police.

Crash reconstruction units remained on the scene for hours as they investigated the crash and tried to determine who is responsible.

When EMS arrived on scene, the victim was unconscious and was immediately taken to UK Hospital where she's in critical condition.

We’re told the victim suffered head injuries and also suffered trauma to several other parts of her body.

Lexington police are not releasing the name or age of the victim at this time.

If you have any information on this hit-and-run, contact Lexington Police.

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