Johnson City, TN – Pedestrian Critically Injured at W. State of Franklin Rd and Watauga AveTennessee Legal News
Johnson City, TN (February 27, 2021) – A woman sustained critical injuries after she was hit by a car on Saturday, February 27th.
An official from the Johnson City Police Department said that officers reported to the scene at about 4:15 a.m. after being notified of an accident involving a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle on West State of Franklin Road in the area of Watauga Avenue.
A 2019 Nissan Rogue with Virginia plates was heading eastbound on State of Franklin Road when the driver struck a woman as she crossed the road.
The pedestrian, who has since been identified as Victoria Simm, 24, of Johnson City was transported to a local medical facility for emergency treatment. She is listed in critical condition.
This accident is being investigated by the Johnson City Police Department Traffic Crash Reconstruction Team.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Johnson City
Almost daily, Tennessee pedestrians are struck by vehicles and seriously injured while they take walks, cross roadways, go for jogs, and simply wait or walk by the side of the road. A pedestrian is at a greatly increased risk of receiving injuries than the occupant of a truck or car. Tennessee laws state that drivers are obligated to watch out for and be conscious of pedestrians and exhibit due care to ensure they don’t run them over. Unfortunately, a lot of drivers neglect to look for pedestrians who sustain serious injuries as a result.
If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident, the Tennessee car accident attorneys at Fox & Farmer are here to help. We have the skill and determination that you need in your corner to receive the full sum of the monetary recovery to which Tennessee state law entitles you.
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If you were recently injured by the carelessness of another driver, then we firmly recommend that you meet with a dedicated personal injury attorney by calling (865) 531-9400 and booking an appointment for a free assessment of your Tennessee car accident claim and guidance on the next legal steps you should take based on your circumstances.
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