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Motorist in auto accident with pedestrian from Anderson County

Being the victim in a pedestrian auto accident can be a very traumatic experience. This is exacerbated when the driver of the perpetrating vehicle flees the scene of the accident — leaving the victim injured, and possibly alone, by the side of the road. The driver therefore avoids facing up to the responsibility of the accident leaving the injured party to deal with the aftermath on their own. One such auto accident happened on a Monday evening recently near Anderson County State Highway 62.

An auto travelling along Old Batley road struck a 23-year-old Oliver Springs man who was out jogging at the time. State officials released information confirming that the pedestrian was hit from behind just after 7 p.m., resulting in the man landing on the hood and windshield of the car before falling into a ditch. The vehicle, described by the man as a small black car, failed to stop at the scene of the accident. The driver and the vehicle have yet to be identified by police.

The injured Anderson County man was transported by air to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. It is reported that the injuries he sustained were not of a life-threatening nature. They were, however, debilitating enough that the man will be unable to work for some period of time.

In an auto accident of this nature, it is important that police find and arrest hit-and-run drivers. This is important not only so criminal justice can be served, but also so that the victims can file a claim seeking compensation. With rising health care costs, filing a personal injury claim could be of great assistance to the injured party in paying for much-needed medical care and for compensation of any lost income due to time away from work.

Source: oakridgetoday.com, Car, driver involved in pedestrian hit-and-run on Monday not yet identified, No author, March 1, 2014

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