A pedestrian was struck by two cars out in front of Weigel’s on E. Summit Hill Drive in Knoxville at 7:05 a.m. on Dec. 10.
The unidentified male was struck by the first motorist as he tried to cross the street in front of the convenience store after picking up some items there. That collision’s impact caused him to immediately fall to the ground. That motorist pulled into the adjacent Weigel’s adjacent parking lot so that he could call for paramedics to be dispatched to the crash scene.
While that first driver was making that call, another motorist fast approached and ran over the victim who was still laying in the street. That car’s operator soon pulled into Weigel’s parking lot as well.
The victim was still alive by the time paramedics arrived at the crash scene, although a police spokesperson admits that he was suffering from life-threatening injuries. He was transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center where he was listed as being in critical condition.
Officers with the Knoxville Police Department haven’t completed their investigation into the crash. They also haven’t ruled out filing any charges against the motorists involved in the incident.
If you were hurt in a motor vehicle accident, then you may not realize just how severely injured you are until the shock wears off. By the time it does, you may find yourself having to undergo a surgical procedure that will require you to take off months from work. An attorney can help you file a claim to recover medical costs and lost income so that your bank account doesn’t get depleted.