Lexington Police stop wrong-way driver having medical emergency

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – There were some dangerous and anxious moments Monday night when Lexington Police say they received a call about a car driving the wrong-way on the outer loop of New Circle Road between Harrodsburg Road and Versailles Road.

Police say the call came-in at 9:48 p.m. and immediately officers began searching for the wayward vehicle and shutting down the affected stretch of New Circle Road to reduce the risk of accidents.

Investigators say officers spotted the car going the wrong way on the outer loop and were able to stop the vehicle on the Parkers Mill Road overpass.

Police say the driver was an elderly woman who was having a medical emergency behind the wheel.  She was rushed to the hospital.  No other details were released.  Police say no other vehicles were hit or property damaged.

This incident follows deadly wrong-way crashes on New Circle Road and I-75 in Lexington this year.

On April 12, Lexington Police say an impaired driver was going the wrong-way on New Circle Road in the wee hours of the morning and collided with a Lexington Police officer on the inner loop between Harrodsburg Road and Nicholasville Road.  The driver was killed and the officer, who was on her way home after the end of her shift, was badly injured and is still recovering.

On June 6, a woman was killed after driving the wrong-way on New Circle Road near Harrodsburg Road and colliding head-one with another vehicle, according to Lexington Police.  Investigators say the other driver was seriously hurt.

The day before, June 5, Lexington Police say a woman who was driving under the influence, went the wrong-way on I-75 in Fayette County and collided head-on with a vehicle, killing a mother and her four young children from Owen County.  The driver who caused the deadly collision was also killed, according to investigators.

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