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.
In reflecting on tonight’s tragedy, SGA will be looking into solutions for transportation and other saftey issues associated with game days. Your input is always welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our thoughts are with the young boy and his family. #BBN
— UK StudentGovernment (@uksga) September 16, 2018
The 4-year-old boy was taken to UK Hospital with life-threatening-injuries.