A Whitley County Detention Center work release inmate working on a road crew was hit by a car early Tuesday afternoon.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Mike Witt says the accident happened about 1:22 p.m. on Highway 836, which is also known as Cripple Creek Road, near the junction of Highway 2985 under the interstate bridge.
Officials say the inmate, Darren Adams, 28, was hit by a green 1999 Chevy Cavalier and suffered numerous injuries.
The impact shattered the windshield of the vehicle.
Whitley County EMS treated the victim at the scene and transported him to Baptist Regional Medical Center for treatment of apparent non-life threatening injuries. He was released and taken back to Whitley County Detention.