Police News: 5-year-old struck by car in Chattanooga

Police News: 5-year-old struck by car in Chattanooga

August 6th, 2014 by Staff Reports in Local Regional News

5-year-old struck by car

A 5 year-old child was hit by a vehicle at 2549 Glass St. about 7 p.m. Tuesday. Chattanooga police responded to the scene and said that the child suffered minor injuries.

The child was taken to a local hospital for treatment, said Kyle Miller, communications coordinator for the Chattanooga Police Department.

Several children were playing in the street when the child was struck by a passing motorist, according to the release.

The driver of the vehicle stopped and is cooperating with investigators, the release said.

The investigation is ongoing.

Party shooting leaves 2 injured

Two men were shot at a Chattanooga party Monday night, according to police.

Shawn Caldwell, 18, was shot in the left arm while 20-year-old Kima Evans was shot in the left foot. Neither wound was life-threatening. Police responded to the shooting at 3211 Harrison Pike just after 10:30 p.m.

Both victims were taken to a local hospital and refused to cooperate with police.

Chattanooga police ask that anyone with information on this crime call 423-698-2525.

Man hurt when tree falls on car

A 56-year-old man from South Carolina was seriously injured Tuesday when a tree fell across the road he was driving on and landed on the roof of his car, authorities said.

The man, who has not been identified, was driving a 2014 Kia in the 2300 block of Old Wauhatchie Pike when the accident occurred about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

After the tree hit the car, the car continued south for about 200 feet before striking a guardrail and landing in a ditch, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office public information officer Janice Atkinson said.

Chattanooga firefighters removed the man from the car. More information will be released after notification of next of kin, Atkinson said.