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Four-Year-Old Boy Hit By Car In Lexington

Posted at 4:37 PM, Sep 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-15 23:39:08-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – A four-year-old suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car in Lexington on Saturday.

Reportedly it happened shortly after 2:00p.m. on Cooper Drive and Scoville Road, just a few blocks from Kroger Field.

Police say the boy was walking with his dad when he was hit by a car driven by an 18-year-old.

They tell us that driver, Jacob Heil, has been charged with DUI.

A UK spokesperson confirms Heil is a freshman at the University of Kentucky.

UK’s student government released a statement on Twitter regarding transportation issues on campus.

The 4-year-old boy was taken to UK Hospital with life-threatening-injuries.