An accident on Interstate 75 killed a pedestrian on Thursday morning. The accident occurred at 3 a.m. in the morning near the Callahan Drive Exit.
Law enforcement officials responded to the scene after receiving reports that a pedestrian was injured. The name of the fatally injured pedestrian has not yet been released and investigators are still determining what caused the accident.
The highway was shut down for several hours after the accident occurred. No one appears to have been arrested in connection with the
Pedestrian Accidents Are Avoidable
This tragic pedestrian accident is a reminder that we should all be cautious when we are driving and walking. Pedestrians are incredibly vulnerable in comparison to someone who is protected by several tons of steel.
More than 50 pedestrian accidents occur each year in Tennessee. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides pedestrian safety tips.
Pedestrians are encouraged to:
- Follow all of the rules of the road
- Walk only on sidewalks or face oncoming cars when there are no sidewalks
- Do not wear headphones
- Cross at intersections with crosswalks
- Look for cars in all directions
- Cross at well-lit areas
- Wear bright clothing
- Do not consume alcohol or drugs when walking
Knoxville Personal Injury Attorneys
If you have been injured by a negligent driver, or have lost a loved one in a tragic accident, do not hesitate to ask a Knoxville car accident lawyer from our firm to review your case for free.
Our personal injury lawyers handle all auto accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that unless we successfully recover a settlement in your case, you do not have to pay a dime.