Lexington police investigating hit and run on New Circle Road that seriously injured a pedestrian

Posted at 11:30 AM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 11:30:24-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Lexington Police Department is investigating a hit and run collision that seriously injured a pedestrian on Tuesday evening.

Police say the hit and run happened on Tuesday, December 1 shortly before 7:00 p.m. on the inner loop of New Circle Road prior to Family Circle. A dark-colored passenger car struck a 54-year-old male pedestrian, who was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

After hitting the pedestrian, police say the involved vehicle swerved in front of other vehicles causing them to brake hard, which nearly caused another collision. The vehicle drove off on the inner loop of New Circle Road.

Video surveillance was located near the collision scene and investigators are working to confirm the make and model of the vehicle involved.

If you have any information, contact the Lexington Police Collision Reconstruction Unit at (859) 258-3663. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online, or through the P3 tips app.