Car Plows Through Backyard

There was quite a scene Friday afternoon in a Lexington neighborhood after a spectacular crash.

Drivers say a car driving very fast at Tates Creek Road and Charleston Gardens when he hit a ditch. Witnesses say that caused him to go airborne, hit a brick wall and plow into the backyard of a home.

The car took out a covered pavilion, trampoline, play set and a fence before coming to a stop.

We're told the driver of the car was taken to UK Medical Center with life threatening injuries. His name has not yet been released.

There was no one home at the time of the crash, so luckily, there were no other injuries.


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  • by Deana Location: Richmond on Apr 23, 2007 at 01:05 PM
    Tates Creek has enough traffic lights. As we can interpret from the scene, even if there was a light, this wreck would have still happened. Speed on Tates Creek is another issue.
  • by Ginny Location: neighbor on Apr 23, 2007 at 12:53 PM
    I live in Charleston Gardens. Our brick entrance sign had been fixed for less than a week from the last accident when this happened. The speed limit goes form 45 to 55 just after you pass our neighborhood. And, there is a rise and a curve to the left right at our entrance. There are dozens of solutions, but the best one is to DRIVE SLOWER and SMARTER! Better to be late than dead.
  • by Jacob Location: Lexington on Apr 23, 2007 at 07:26 AM
    There is not a need for another traffic light. I live near the intersection of Duval St. and Tates Creek (less than a mile from the accident) and I hear screeching tires from people living on Duval St. peeling out, pulling out of their driveways. Police just need to make more of a presence in the area...
  • by Nick Location: Next door to the crash, KY on Apr 23, 2007 at 07:20 AM
    I saw the car go airborne on the other side of the street, then heard it hit the other backyard. I think as well as some of the other homeowners that we need to have a guard rail installed behind the houses. That would have deflected him away from the backyard of the children. This is the fourth time this has happened(not to this degree, but similar). Does someone have to be killed before the city does something??
  • by Lisa Location: lexington on Apr 22, 2007 at 05:47 AM
    Spectacular, what the heck is so spectacular about a car crashing threw a backyard where obvious kids play since there was a play area and trampoline. If there had been kids in that yard would it have been spectacular then?
  • by Kylie Location: Bowling Green, KY on Apr 21, 2007 at 08:31 PM
    I am the eldest daughter of the family who's backyard was destroyed by the car. On any normal day, my mom and my little siblings would have been home at the time of this wreck. Luckily, my mom and little brother were on the road and 30 minutes away from Bowling Green to attend a concert of mine when she got a phone call from a friend who saw what happened, so she turned around and headed back home. I, myself, almost took time off of school to go back home and be with my family. I am very sad about what happened to my home, but I am just very thankful that no one in my family was hurt. It could have been an even worse situation than what it was.
  • by Anonymous Location: lexington on Apr 21, 2007 at 06:25 PM
    yeah right, just what lexington needs is ANTOHER traffic light. People need to SLOW down. It could have been another person he hit driving that recklessly, instead of just hurting himself.
  • by Joe Location: Lexington on Apr 21, 2007 at 02:04 PM
    Third crash at this location in the last three months. Posted speed limit is 45. Law enforcement could make a fortune ticketing speeders along that strip. Pulling out from Hartland, Federal place, or Charleston Gardens is always tough.
  • by Rob Location: Lexington on Apr 21, 2007 at 11:38 AM
    Another idiot that thinks that Lexington speed limits are whats posted X 2. Thank God that the kids that live at that house where not playing in tha back yard. The driver deserves everything that he is dealt.
  • by Guest Location: Morehead,Kentucky on Apr 21, 2007 at 08:50 AM
    People need to learn how to slow down and yeah they do need a traffic light this could have taken someone else life and but not only his but others..What if they where home and kids where playing? They would have to run or get hit.. SO SLOW DOWN PEOPLE
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