He was hit around 9:15 p.m. Sunday night and was taken to the hospital with what officers called life-threatening injuries.
He was not walking in a crosswalk.
"For me it’s crucial to use the crosswalk. It’s a tool for our safety," said Lindy Massey, a U.K. Junior whose daily jog goes right by that intersection.
Because the pedestrian was outside of the crosswalk, it is up to the officer’s discretion if they issue a ticket, according to Sherelle Roberts, the Lexington Police Department’s public information officer.
In this case, the driver was not given a ticket.
The Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating the accident.