Posted: Sep 8, 2012 11:30 PM by Josh Breslow
Updated: Sep 9, 2012 12:04 AM
A Lexington man is at UK Hospital fighting for his life after police say he was hit by a car Saturday afternoon while riding his motorcycle.
The crash happened around 5 p.m. on North Yarnallton Pike, right in front of the home of the car's driver.
Police said the two vehicles were heading opposite directions on North Yarnallton, when the car turned into a driveway.
"The Camry slowed and made a left hand turn on Yarnallton and basically turned in front of the motorcyclist," said Lt. Dean Marcum with the Lexington Police Department.
Officers told LEX 18, the man on the motorcycle, identified as Tyler Lynn of Lexington, tried to brake, but there wasn't enough time. Lynn slammed into the front of the car.
Lynn was wearing a helmet. His injuries were classified as life threatening. He was taken to UK Hospital, listed in critical condition, and rushed into surgery.
Collision reconstruction crews shut down the road between Bethel Road and Spurr Road for several hours to investigate.
Lynn came out of surgery hours later. He remains in critical condition.