Truck runs red light, causes crash into downtown Lexington barber shop

WKYT
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A car hit a downtown Lexington barbershop this morning, temporarily blocking traffic on a busy street.

The car crashed into Fade’s Barber Shop at the corner of West Third and North Upper about 6:15 a.m. Friday. According to Lexington Police Lt. Joe Anderson, a vehicle ran a red light and hit the car, causing it to crash into the front of the barber shop. Photos taken at the scene showed a damaged white Chevy truck.

The glass in the window of the shop was broken and the cinder block wall was damaged. Anderson said the Lexington Fire Department was on the scene but had not been able to enter the building to determine structural integrity.

Inbound Upper Street was briefly blocked but has now reopened.

The driver of the car that crashed into the building was taken by ambulance to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Anderson. The driver of the vehicle that ran the red light was not hurt, he said.

Anderson said that police are unable to cite the driver because no officer witnessed the running of the red light.

Rodney Washington, owner of Fade’s, reportedly said this is the sixth time in 17 years that this has happened, according to WLEX18.

But Washington said he’d never been in the building when an accident occurred, according to WKYT, the Herald-Leader’s reporting partner.