Hit-and-run sends two Knox children to the hospital

Hit-and-run sends two Knox children to the hospital


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Knox County sheriff's deputies are searching for a driver who struck two children riding in a go-kart Sunday night and then fled the scene.

The children were hit shortly before 8 p.m. at the corner of Henry Haynes Road and Babs Road. 

Deputies say the children, a boy and girl, turned onto Babs Road when they were hit by a Nissan Sentra turning onto Henry Haynes Road. The driver of that car then drove off before officers arrived. 

Both children were taken to the UT Medical Center for non life-threatening injuries. The boy was wearing a helmet, but the girl was not. Neither child was wearing a seatbelt. 

The driver of the car is believed to be a man, but no other details have been released. Deputies say the car probably has a broken headlight and damage to the front driver's side bumper. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the KCSO at (865) 215-2243.

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