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Pedestrian Killed After Vehicle Collision in Knoxville


Knoxville, TN (October 26, 2020) A woman was killed on October 26th after she was struck by several vehicles on Interstate 40 in Knoxville. Law enforcement responded to an accident involving a pedestrian on Interstate 40 West east of West Hills around 9:45 pm on October 26th. Early details about the accident reveal that a female pedestrian jumped into oncoming traffic and was hit by multiple vehicles. Law enforcement officers who arrived at the scene of the accident discovered that the pedestrian was deceased. None of the vehicles who struck the victim remained at the scene of the accident. An investigation into the accident is still being performed.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that in 2017, 5,977 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents. Another 137,000 pedestrians received emergency medical care for injuries received in accidents with motor vehicles in 2017. Some of the steps that motor vehicle drivers can take to avoid hitting pedestrians include looking out for pedestrians from all possible angles, using extra caution when driving through hard-to-see conditions, slowing down when turning or entering a crosswalk, and always following the speed limit. 

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Note: This post was written based on available resources, news stories, and online reports about this incident. As is often the case with fast breaking news, there is always the risk that some details are still being shared and uncovered. Please contact us if you notice any information that should be changed or added. Thanks!

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