By Nita Johnson
LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —
A Laurel teenager was airlifted to a Lexington hospital Thursday night after being struck by a vehicle in the southern end of the county.
The 17-year-old male juvenile, whose name was not released, was walking along Ky. 312 around 10:30 that night, in the eastbound lane. The juvenile was wearing dark colored clothing.
Neal Arnold, 36, of Short Lane in Corbin, was traveling along Ky. 312, 10 miles south of London, and told police he did not see the teen walking along the road. Arnold’s silver Chevrolet Malibu struck the teen, who was treated by paramedics from Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County before being flown from the scene to the University of Kentucky Medical Center. The condition of the teen was not known at press time Friday.
The investigation into the accident is being conducted by Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Scott, who was assisted by Deputy Kevin Berry. Others assisting at the scene were Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County, members of the Keavy Volunteer Fire Department and the London-Laurel County Rescue Squad, Trooper King and Trooper Foley from the London Post 11 of Kentucky State Police, and PHI helicopter medical services.