Witnesses: car drags man down Lexington street


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- A man was rushed to the hospital Wednesday night. Witnesses say they saw a car drag him through a Lexington street.

Police received a call just after 6 p.m. about a man bleeding in the middle of Carlisle Avenue near Castlewood Park.

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They found him, but they’re still trying to figure out how he was hurt.

“There’s nothing more horrific than seeing somebody in that position,” witness Megan O’Hara said.

O’Hara says she and her friend, Tyson Walker, were sitting in her car outside her home on Carlisle Avenue.

“She gave me this look and said my name and the way she said it I could just see the fear in her eyes like we were about to get hit,” Walker said.

O’Hara says, in her mirror, she saw a body hanging off the side of a car that was speeding toward them.

“…and then something slams into my car and I look and there’s a person right in front of us,” O’Hara said.

“To see the guy laid out like that, you know, see the blood start coming out of his head and stuff, it was shocking. It just put you in a state of shock for a minute,” Walker said.

Lexington Police wouldn’t say if the man was dragged, only that officers are talking to witnesses, looking at the scene, and sorting out how the man was hurt, and how he’s connected to the car involved.

“We understand for the folks who live in the neighborhood this is upsetting, this is disconcerting, and we’re doing everything we can to find out what took place and let them know that they can feel safe on their street,” Lt. Matt Brotherton said.

“Regardless of what happened, it’s just very hurtful and scary for the neighborhood honestly,” O’Hara said.

Lexington Police say right now they aren’t releasing a description of the car officers think was involved.

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Veronica Jean Seltzer joins ABC 36 as Anchor/Reporter. On most weekdays, you will see her reporting the news. VJ hails from a small horse farm outside New York City and most recently comes from South Bend, Indiana where she reported for the CBS and Fox affiliates. VJ holds a Master of Science in Journalism degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University. Her passion for journalism runs deep. It began as she studied graffiti as an ancient form of communication in Athens, Greece. While a student journalist in Morocco, she learned her most important journalistic lesson: good stories are about people. VJ loves life in and around Lexington. She feels most at home among horses and a diverse community of fascinating people. She enjoys reporting during the week and on the weekend she strives to bring her neighbors the news that matters most to them. VJ enjoys going to neighborhood events, exploring, horseback riding, skiing, sailing, and good movies. Look for her out and about in the community! VJ invites you to reach out to her with story ideas or just to say hello! Find her on Facebook at Veronica Jean Seltzer ABC 36, tweet her @VJS_ABC36, or email her at VSeltzer@wtvq.com. She looks forward to hearing from you!