When a car accident involves a pedestrian, it can often lead to serious injury or death. Tennessee state laws require drivers to be vigilant of pedestrians for that very reason. Motor vehicle operators must exercise reasonable care to avoid a car accident, and when one occurs, the driver must stop and immediately report the incident.
Just after 2 p.m., on September 7, a 57-year-old Knoxville man was injured as he tried to cross Broadway near Cecil Avenue. He was walking with another person. Police did not report whether the other person was injured. A Dodge Ram pickup truck turned onto Broadway and struck the man. Police said he then fled the scene of the accident. After searching for the suspect car, police found the driver heading northbound on Broadway in his pickup truck. The 27-year-old driver was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and failure to report an accident.
If you need more information about a personal injury matter (car wreck, boating accident, slip and fall, etc.), SSD/SSI matter, or a workers compensation matter, please contact the Law Offices of Tony Farmer and John Dreiser for a free case evaluation. We can be reached at (865) 584-1211 or (800) 806-4611 or through our website at www.farmerdreiser.com.