Two students hit by vehicles within first two days of semester


Travis Fannon

Police and EMS respond to the scene where a pedestrian was hit by a car at the corner of South Limestone Street and Prall Street on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, in Lexington, Kentucky. Monday was the first day of spring semester classes. Photo by Travis Fannon | Kentucky Kernel

Hannah Stanley, News Editor

Two days into the 2023 spring semester, two students in separate incidents were hit by vehicles near campus.

Officials said they are looking to increase safety measures near campus.

Monday morning, a student was struck by a vehicle when crossing the intersection of South Limestone Street and Prall Street. On Tuesday afternoon, another student was hit at the intersection of Hilltop Avenue and University Avenue. 

Both students were transported to UK Chandler Hospital.

UK spokesperson Jay Blanton told the Kernel the university will further its efforts with campus partners “to enhance the safety of campus streets and intersections.”

Blanton said UK’s Office for Student Success is working with the Student Government Association (SGA) and Student Body President Andrew Laws to continue the efforts of SGA’s safety committee.