Car Strikes Pedestrians in West Knoxville, Causing Injuries

Posted On: October 10, 2012 under

An accident in West Knoxville recently left two pedestrians injured after they were hit by a car, according to an article in The Knox News.

The two pedestrians, a young woman and her seven-year-old niece, were crossing Sutters Mill Lane in an attempt to reach the girl’s bus stop. The pair were crossing the road in the dark when they were hit by the car; its driver apparently did not see them in time to stop.

The impact from the crash threw both injured people to the side of the road. Onlookers waiting at the bus stop rushed to help them, and they were both taken to UT Medical Center for treatment. Both of the injured people are expected to recover from the accident, according to local police.

One other child was also crossing the road with the pair, but he was not hit by the car. Both children, along with others waiting at the bus stop, attend Bearden Elementary School. Parents of children who use the bus stop expressed their concerns that similar accidents could happen in the future, as there are no streetlights at the stop and cars tend to speed through the area.
Pedestrian accidents frequently end in serious injuries for the pedestrian, who has no protection against the full force of being hit by a car.

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