LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- All lanes are now open again after a bad crash in Lexington Saturday afternoon at Newtown Pike and Nandino Boulevard. Lexington police say a car heading out of town crossed the median and hit a SUV in the inbound lane. That crash caused several others, including one with a tanker truck. According to police, five people were taken to the hospital with one person in critical condition.
“This could have been a lot worse, not to downplay what’s going on with the one person. The good news is it was somewhat contained by the way that if the vehicle did go over the median, the median being high like it is probably slowed it down a little bit,” said Lieutenant Andrew Daugherty.
Police say that tanker was empty so no hazardous materials spilled.