Elderly woman struck in North Chattanooga hit-and-run dies

Elderly woman struck in North Chattanooga hit-and-run dies

December 21st, 2015 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

Laura Sue Carden

Laura Sue Carden

Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Times Free Press.

A 70-year-old Chattanooga woman who was the victim of a hit-and-run earlier this month died on Monday.

Sue Carden had been in the trauma intensive care unit at Erlanger Hospital since she was struck by a car on Dec. 12 while on an early morning walk along Mississippi Avenue.

She died about 5 p.m., her brother Stanley Carden said.

"Bless her heart. She was 70 years old, was very strong and healthy, just out there in the neighborhood doing her thing," Stanley Carden said.

She was found unresponsive in the 700 block of Mississippi Ave. about 3:30 a.m. 

No new suspect information has been released by Chattanooga police, but a Dec. 12 news release from the department stated that witnesses said Sue Carden was struck by a blue or silver sedan driven by a black male.

Stanley Carden said that it was part of his sister's routine to wake up early and go for a walk.

"She worked at the Sports Barn downtown and it was typical for her to be out like that," he said. "She liked to go for a walk, have her coffee and go to work."

The police department asked anyone with information to call 423-698-2525.