A Tennessee woman is recovering at an area hospital from injuries she sustained after being struck by a car last week on Master Street in front of the Corbin Flower Shop. Teresa Dugger, 57, was treated at the scene of the accident, taken by ambulance to Rotary Park, and then airlifted by an Air Evac Lifeteam medical helicopter to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. According to police, Dugger sustained injuries to both of her legs and also hit her head on the car’s windshield when she was struck. If you have suffered serious injuries in a TN pedestrian accident or another type of accident in Tennessee, contact our reputable attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates to discuss your options for legal recourse. You may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit against the allegedly negligent driver, in order to seek fair and timely reimbursement for your injuries.
Pedestrian Struck by Motorist in Tennessee Accident
The TN pedestrian accident took place around 4:10 pm on August 2, during the afternoon rush hour as motorists were returning home from work. According to officers with the Corbin Police Department, Brooke Mitchell of Corbin was driving her Infinity four-door sedan on Master Street, heading towards downtown, when Dugger stepped out in front of her vehicle. Mitchell told police that she slammed on the brakes before striking Dugger, but Dugger was hit, rolled up onto the hood and then fell in front of the Infinity. Dugger told the investigating officer, Lt. Glenn Taylor, that she didn’t see Mitchell’s car when she stepped out into the road. Far too often, serious and even fatal pedestrian accidents take place in Tennessee and throughout the country because motorists fail to keep a lookout for pedestrians on the roadway.
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The cause of the Tennessee pedestrian accident that injured Teresa Dugger is currently under investigation and Dugger was still being evaluated and treated at the University of Tennessee Medical Center on the evening of August 2, the day the pedestrian accident took place. If you have been injured in an accident in Tennessee, or if you lost a loved one in a fatal collision on foot or in a motor vehicle, consult our knowledgeable lawyers at Michael D. Ponce & Associates for legal help. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical expenses and other associated damages, which our attorneys can help you pursue. Our law firm is located in Nashville, and our legal team has years of experience protecting the rights of accident victims throughout the state of Tennessee.