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Man Hospitalized for Serious Injuries after Pedestrian Accident

Jonathan Hernandez6 months ago

One man was sent to the hospital after being involved in a pedestrian accident.

Details about the Pedestrian Accident

FOX 17 News is reporting that a man was sent to the hospital in critical condition and with serious injuries after he was hit by a pickup truck on Thursday evening.

The accident reportedly happened at about 9:15 p.m. near the intersection of Gallatin Pike North and Duling Avenue. Police have stated that the truck was heading inbound when it hit the man who was not walking in a crosswalk at the time of the accident.

After police and emergency crews arrived at the scene of the accident, the man was transported to the Skyline Hospital where he was listed in critical but stable condition. The driver of the pickup truck did stop and is cooperating with the investigation. At this time it is unclear whether or not any charges will be filed.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of pedestrians every year involved in traffic accidents:

  • There were a total of 4,735 pedestrians who were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States in 2013.
  • In 2013, one in every five children under the age of 14 who were killed in motor vehicle accidents were pedestrians.
  • During the same year, an average of one person was killed every two hours in the United States.

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