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."