Pedestrian In Critical Condition After Being Struck On Ringgold Road

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

One person is in critical condition after being struck Monday evening on Ringgold Road. East Ridge Police and Fire/Rescue responded to the intersection of Mack Smith Road and Ringgold Road on Monday, at approximately 7:56 p.m. in reference to a pedestrian struck. 

Officers and first responders found 59-year-old Dale Thomas Hampsted, of East Ridge, who had been struck by a vehicle. Mr. Hampsted was transported to Erlanger by Puckett EMS in critical condition.

East Ridge Traffic Investigators responded and determined Mr. Hampsted was crossing Ringgold Road in or near the intersection of Mack Smith Road when he was struck by a Ford Mustang driven by 75-year-old Kenneth L. Holcomb, of East Ridge. Mr. Holcomb was traveling west on Ringgold Road. 

Investigators are attempting to determine whether the vehicle or the pedestrian had the right of way in this incident. This investigation is ongoing and further information will be released as it becomes available.

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