An employee with the Kentucky Department of Revenue who was struck by a car driving in the wrong direction on High Street Friday is in fair condition at a Lexington hospital with leg injuries, according to police and hospital officials.
Carla Briscoe, 45, was hit by a 2001 Ford Focus driven by 94-year-old Virginia Robinson around 9:50 a.m. Friday as Briscoe crossed High Street at a crosswalk to the State Office Building, Frankfort police say.
Briscoe suffered injuries to her left leg and foot, Maj. Fred Deaton said. She was taken to Frankfort Regional Medical Center and later to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.
Robinson, the mother of Franklin County Magistrate Jill Robinson, told officers she became confused at the intersection of Holmes, High and Mero streets and turned on High Street, which is a one-way street, Deaton said.
Robinson realized she was driving the wrong way before hitting Briscoe, who did not look in Robinson’s direction before crossing High Street, Deaton said.
Briscoe, manager of the Minerals Taxation and GIS Services Branch of the revenue department, works at the State Office Building, according to an online state directory.