Pedestrian hit by garbage truck, injuries non-life-threatening: Police

Accident happened on busy Winchester Road, clogs morning commute

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A pedestrian suffered non-life-threatening injuries Thursday morning when struck by a Lexington garbage truck while crossing Winchester Road.

According to police, the trash truck was turning left from southbound Loudon Avenue onto eastbound Winchester when it struck the pedestrian who was crossing Winchester outside of the crosswalk, police said.

Witnesses at the scene told WTVQ ABC 36 News the man landed face down and that city workers immediately offered assistance for what appeared to be a cut on the victim’s head. A small umbrella which was open was lying in the street at the scene.

It was raining when the accident was reported at 8:25 a.m.

A variety of city supervisors and administrators as well as police responded to the scene to investigate. At least one other driver was stopped at the scene and gave police a statement. Police also collected surveillance videos from businesses in the area to try to get a better idea of what happened, officers said.

Police blocked off the outbound lanes of Winchester and directed eastbound traffic on detours. Eventually they closed the inbound lanes at Industry Drive and redirected traffic while the scene was investigated.

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