published Friday, July 8th, 2011

7-year-old boy hit by car in Chattanooga

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A 7-year-old boy was hit by a car this evening while trying to cross Fourth Avenue at East 26th Street, police said.

The boy suffered facial abrasions, but his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, according to Chattanooga Police Sgt. Jerri Weary, spokeswoman for the department.

Police are looking for a four-door Oldsmobile Intrigue being driven by a black woman and are asking anyone with information to call 423-698-2525.

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austin321 said...

whats up with all the hit and runs these days? what is the world coming to? :(

July 8, 2011 at 6:26 p.m.
Salsa said...

I guess they think that "Hit and Run" gets them less jail time than DUI

July 8, 2011 at 9:35 p.m.
sangaree said...

With so many differing sizes and modes of transportation on the road today, everyone has a responsbility to do their fair share. I'm still shaking from an experience I had today while driving, and a motorcycle came zooming through a stop sign without stopping. If the individual had crashed into my car he would not have survived. He didn't have on a helmet. He'd likely have been thrown from his motorcycle and thrown across the top of my car.

I see children who seem to be as young a seven and eight riding their bikes on busy streets. I watched as one almost crashed into the side of a moving vehicle. Although the vehicle was going below the speed limit, the child would have still been seriously hurt if an accident had taken place.

That child in the news recently who was hit by a car a week or so ago on either Dodds or Dodson Ave should have never been allowed to ride his bike on such a busy street. Whichever street it was, both Dodds and Dodson are busy streets, and nowhere for a child to be riding a bike. I can't understand someone leaving the scene of such an accident, but people must use commong sense too. And I see a lot of bikers and cyclists taking chances they shouldn't.

July 8, 2011 at 10:52 p.m.
whitelie said...

He should had kept his little ass out the street, I drive through there,they dare you to hit them,hell the person who hit him needs to get an award,but not for driving off.

July 9, 2011 at 7:37 a.m.
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