Five Car Accident Shuts Down Busy Lexington Road

A chain reaction crash near the campus of Transylvania University in Lexington sent five people to the hospital on Wednesday morning.

Five cars collided at the intersection of 4th Street and Broadway, a little after ten.

There was minor damage to the vehicles and the people hurt only suffered minor injuries.

Police shut down the inbound lanes while they cleaned up the crash, but everything is now back to normal in that area.

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  • by Rob Location: Lexington on Jan 10, 2008 at 11:07 PM
    Students do need to be more aware of the crosswalk as they approach. The cars are not just going to stop as they approach the crosswalk, but only when in the crosswalk will drivers stop. The students should also be considerate to the drives and not just mope along and take forever to cross.
  • by Leroy Location: Lexington on Jan 9, 2008 at 07:02 PM
    The crosswalk situation is a pedestrian fatality waiting to happen. I've observed several instances of "near-misses." Apparently some drivers expect crosswalks to always be at a street intersection and not in the middle of a block. Inattentive pedestrians and/or distracted drivers or those drivers not familiar with this situation will quite probably have a tragic meeting someday.
  • by dan Location: lexington on Jan 9, 2008 at 01:29 PM
    This is a posted cross walk in the middle of campus and just because a few un-watchful motorists don't pay attention or are too busy on their cell phones does preclude the fact the pedestrian has the right of way, I have passed through this intersection numerous times and have never seen "kids just walk out into traffic"
  • by MOM Location: LEXINGTON on Jan 9, 2008 at 12:10 PM
    I agree with Chris. The crosswalk is a hazardous to drivers and students...They need to do away with it..
  • by Chris Location: Lex on Jan 9, 2008 at 09:50 AM
    I bet this happened at the crosswalk for Transylvania between 3rd & 4th streets. These kids just walk right out into traffic regardless of anything. This crosswalk needs to be gone, it is a busy artery into Lexington and out of towners do not see it for what it is. These kids are young and they can walk 25 yards up to the corner or 4th & Broadway to use the normal crosswalk.


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