Pedestrian hit by car in Downtown Knoxville

Pedestrian hit by car in Downtown Knoxville

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A witness told officers a man was trying to dodge cars and cross Henley Street near Church Street when he was hit by a white Honda Accord traveling south. A witness told officers a man was trying to dodge cars and cross Henley Street near Church Street when he was hit by a white Honda Accord traveling south.
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A pedestrian was struck by a car in downtown Knoxville Tuesday afternoon.

Police say the accident happened around 12:15 p.m. A witness told officers a man was trying to dodge cars and cross Henley Street near Clinch Avenue when he was hit by a white Honda Accord traveling south.

The witness said the man was walking eastbound toward Market Square.

The man hit the windshield of the car before falling on the pavement. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital with what appeared to be life threatening injuries.

The driver was not injured and will not be charged.

Police say the area is clearly marked as a no pedestrian crossing, as the pedestrian bridge that takes people from the Knoxville Convention Center to the UT Conference Center is directly overhead.

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