Paducah man hospitalized after car hits bicycle


Web Editor - Ryan Burkett

PADUCAH, Ky. - A Paducah man is out of intensive care after he was hit by a car at a local park on Sunday afternoon.

Paducah Police say 55-year-old Dr. Jay Pitman was riding a bicycle in Noble Park when he was hit from behind by an unknown vehicle. A witness said a red, early 2000s model car resembling a Pontiac Grand Prix or an Oldsmobile Alero struck Pitman's bike.

The witness described the driver as a white male with long hair. There was also a white female passenger in the car, and both occupants appeared to be in their mid-20s to early-30s, according to the witness.

Pitman was taken to Baptist Health Paducah's Intensive Care Unit. He is suffering from a brain hemorrhage and was released from the ICU on Monday morning. He remains in the hospital.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Paducah Police at (270) 444-8550.