Horrible, horrible news out of Lexington this afternoon.
A four-year-old boy is currently at the UK Chandler Hospital fighting for his life after he was struck by a car on Cooper Drive near Kroger Field at the end of Kentucky’s victory today.
According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, Lexington police Sgt. Stephen Yoder confirmed the child was hit by 18-year old Jacob R. Heil, who has been arrested for driving under the influence.
The report claims the child was hit while he and his family were waiting at a crosswalk on Cooper. Yoder said the car might have “veered off the road a little bit” to make impact, a hit that has resulted in life-threatening injuries for the young boy.
No one else was injured in the tragic accident. We will keep you updated as the story develops.