Child transported to local hospital after being hit by a vehicle in Claxton

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CLAXTON, Tenn. (WATE) — Anderson County Sheriff’s Office reported a child had been transported to a local hospital after being struck by a vehicle in Claxton Wednesday night.

The Lifestar that was responding earlier has been canceled according to ACSO, and the Tennessee Highway Patrol is now investigating this incident.

THP later confirmed that a 7-year-old girl was struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening at approximately 6:56 p.m. on Edgemoor Road near Mooncrest Lane in Anderson County.  The child was transported to UT Medical Center. 

“The investigation is still ongoing and I will provide more as I receive updates,” a THP spokesperson said late Wednesday. “This was not a Hit & Run.”

According to a crash report, three pedestrians were standing in a continuous turn lane. The child walked out of the turn lane into the vehicle’s lane of travel within the roadway. The driver and the passenger immediately exited their vehicle to check on the child’s condition.

No charges are expected to be filed in the incident.

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