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Police: Man Crashes After Swerving To Avoid Animal

Posted at 8:57 AM, Nov 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-18 08:57:01-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A driver was fortunate to avoid serous injuries in a crash early Sunday morning on the city’s southeast side.

Officials say the crash happened about 2:30 a.m.

Police said the driver told them he swerved to avoid hitting an animal in the road. But the vehicle then struck a fire hydrant, knocked down a light pole and smashed into a tree.

First responders tell LEX 18 that the man was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries and was expected to be OK.