Pedestrian Hit Twice and Killed On Lexington Street
Police said the woman was walking in a crosswalk at the intersection of West Loudon and North Broadway just after 6 a.m. when she was hit by a car then struck a second time by a minivan.
According a witness, two good Samaritans came to the woman’s rescue after she was hit the first time.
The two tried to direct traffic around the victim, but weren’t able to catch the attention of the minivan’s driver, the witness told ABC 36 News.
The victim was hit a second time and dragged about 100 feet before the minivan came to a stop, police said.
Firefighters quickly used airbags and the Jaws of Life to free the woman from underneath the car, fire officials said. The woman was transported from the scene in extremely critical condition.
According to Lexington Police officials, the woman was pronouned dead on arrival at University of Kentucky Hospital.
It appears the traffic light was green at the time of the accident, but police said they are still investigating.
The Fayette County Coroner’s office has not released the name of the victim but did say blunt force trauma was the cause of death.
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