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Lexington Police catch suspected hit-and-run driver who hit teen

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington Police say one suspected hit-and-run driver is in custody and a teenage girl is in the hospital following an accident. The hit-and-run happened on Richmond Road Tuesday afternoon around 3 p.m.

After a search for the U-Haul truck carrying a car behind it, police tracked down the suspected vehicle on I-75 at mile marker 102 which is just past the Clays Ferry Bridge.

Police say that girl was hit by a U-Haul moving truck on Richmond Road near the intersection of Richmond Plaza.

The teen was taken to University of Kentucky Hospital where she is being treated for several injuries, mostly to her legs.

Lexington Police tell us that the teen was walking with another teenage girl at the time of the hit and run. Only one of the girls was hit and injured. A witness stopped to help after seeing one of the girls get hit.

"Immediately, first reaction was to hit the emergency signals and park in front of her and get out and check her to make sure she was okay because I've seen some accidents and she was at least six to seven feet off the ground when I saw her," says Scott Willoughby, a witness and first person on the scene. "And when she landed, it was not in a good situation."

Lanes of Richmond Road have started opening back up, but police are still asking drivers to avoid that road between the intersections of New Circle and Todds Road as they investigate and reconstruct the accident.

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