Tennessee woman injured in hit-and-run car wreck

Walking down the road at any time should be a safe activity, especially if the pedestrian uses crosswalks properly. For one Tennessee woman, being in a crosswalk proved to be anything but safe as she became the victim of a hit-and-run car wreck in the middle of the night. The driver who hit her now faces charges.

The 24-year-old woman was in the crosswalk when a car came along and hit her. The car then left the scene and continued down the road. Reports indicate that the same car went on to crash down the road. The woman who was hit was transported to a medical facility and is said to have suffered severe injuries.

The driver of the car that wrecked was identified as driving the same vehicle that a witness described as the one which hit the girl in the crosswalk. Police noted he had signs of impairment. They contend he slurred his speech while talking and they could smell alcohol. Police have charged him with leaving the scene of an accident, vehicular assault, DUI and driving with a suspended license.

The woman injured in this hit-and-run car wreck may miss work while she recovers, may need ongoing treatment or rehabilitation and may be unable to deal with the mounting medical bills. When someone has been injured in a car wreck in Tennessee, they may be able to pursue damages in a civil court. Those damages may help them handle the financial losses the accident has led to, such as mounting bills and lost wages.

Source: wate.com, KPD: Woman 'severely injured' in Old City hit-and-run, Jim Smith, Oct. 14, 2013

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