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Crash alert: 85-year-old pedestrian struck by vehicle in parking lot

by Ponce Law | November 5th, 2020

FAIRFIELD GLADE, TN – An elderly woman was injured when she was struck by a vehicle in Cumberland County Wednesday. 1057 News reports the incident happened in the parking lot of Food City near Peavine Road in Fairfield Glade.

According to police, 85-year-old Frances Fuentes was hit by a vehicle driven by 59-year-old Michele L. Alfont of California. Investigators said it happened when Alfont was backing up as Fuentes was walking in between a parking isle.

Fuentes was knocked to the ground and hospitalized at Cumberland Medical Center. No information was released on her condition.

It marked the 8th time this year that a pedestrian has been hit by a vehicle in the county, and police issued a reminder to drivers to be extra cautious when traveling in congested parking lots.

Despite laws that protect pedestrians’ right of way in intersections and driveways, a variety of collisions are caused by negligent motorists. Our Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys have experience investigating the causes of pedestrian accidents, and we’ll work hard to secure financial compensation if you have been injured in such an incident. We’re available 24/7 to take your call at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online.