Lexington first responders involved in three crashes

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Deputies say 21-year-old Ashley Key was driving west on Richpond Rockfield Road when she dropped off the shoulder of the road, causing her to overcorrect and leave the left side of the road. Key struck a tree, causing the vehicle to catch fire,

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington Police Department responded to three accidents Wednesday, all involving first responders.

The first happened just before 8 a.m. when a detective in an unmarked vehicle was rear-ended by another driver on Nicholasville Road at Brigadoon Parkway.

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Police say both drivers pulled over, but the driver who hit the detective’s car sped off.

Police are still looking for the driver.

Then at around 9:40 a.m., a firefighter in an SUV went through a red light on Martin Luther King Boulevard and Short Street with his lights and sirens on and hit a car going through the intersection, according to police.



No one was injured in that accident.

Police say a driver suffered minor injuries after she hit a firetruck the was going through the intersection of Nicholasville Road and Malabu Drive around 10:04 a.m.

The firetruck had its lights and sirens on when it went through the intersection, according to police, but the driver says she did not hear the sirens.

Three firefighters were in the truck at the time, heading to a call about a gas leak.

They were not injured.