Police: Distracted driver hits pedestrian in downtown Knoxville crosswalk

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A woman walking in a downtown Knoxville crosswalk was taken to the hospital Monday after she was hit by a driver police say was distracted.

The Knoxville Police Department says the woman was walking in a marked crosswalk on Summit Hill at the intersection with Gay Street and had a “walk” signal when she was hit by a 2015 Jeep Cherokee.

The driver told police he was looking at his GPS and did not see the woman. He was cited with careless driving and failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

The woman was taken to UT Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

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