published Monday, March 10th, 2014

Man chased by dog runs into Lee Highway and is hit by a car

A man was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries just before noon Monday after he ran out into oncoming traffic and was hit by a car. Chattanooga Police say the man was running from a guard dog at a business off Lee Highway.

"Our guard dog, he was scared of him, and I guess instead of being attacked by the dog, he stepped out into traffic. So I just hope the guy's okay. I just hope he's alright," says Huston Shaw.

Huston Shaw says McKamey Animal Center now has his 10-year-old guard dog, Ben. Witnesses say Ben, who guards the grounds of 'Ultimate Sounds' on Lee Highway, started chasing a man who was walking by the business. The man ran in front of a car. He crashed into a driver's windshield. Witnesses say he broke his leg.

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