Somerset Mayor Charged in Hit-and-Run Crash

SOMERSET, Ky. -- The mayor of Somerset, Kentucky is accused of injuring a teenage bicyclist in a hit-and-run crash.

Mayor Eddie Girdler has been ordered to appear in court on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident.

Police say the incident happened Sunday night in Somerset.    The 15-year-old girl was airlifted to University of Kentucky Hospital.   WKYT reported the girl is being treated for a liver laceration.

Girlder issued a statement on Facebook, saying he was not aware he had struck the girl.    Girlder says he requested a blood test "so that it was clear that no alcohol or drugs were indicated."  

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