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Teen walking to bus stop hit by two SUVs

A Lexington teenager is recovering in the hospital after she was hit by two SUVs.

The teen was on her way to the bus stop in the Waterford neighborhood when she was hit on Clearwater Way.

Officers tell 27 Newsfirst a witness saw the girl step out into the street when she was hit. Police say the impact knocked her into the other lane of traffic, and she was hit by a second SUV.
She became stuck under the vehicle.

By chance, the drivers of both vehicles involved were off-duty Lexington firefighters. Fire and rescue crews helped get the girl out from under the vehicle. She was trapped for several minutes.

Police say many factors played a part in the accident.

"We're assuming she was walking to the bus stop. She was wearing a hood. It was misty, raining, and somewhat low visibility at 7:30 in the morning. I mean those are all contributing factors," said Lt. J.J. Lombardi with Lexington Police.

Police say the girl, who is a student at Tates Creek High School, did have serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
She was taken to UK hospital for treatment.

Clearwater Way at Rainwater is still closed as police investigate.
They do not expect any charges to be filed against either driver.


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