Quentis Bonner, 19, Was Pedestrian Hit On Workman Avenue On Friday; Anderson Says Sidewalks On The Way

Monday, March 24, 2014

Quentis Bonner, 19, was the pedestrian who was hit on Workman Avenue on Friday. He is listed in critical condition.

Chattanooga Police officers responded to 1100 Workman Ave. on Friday, at 9:52 a.m., on reports of a pedestrian struck. Upon arrival, officers found the victim lying on the road in the 1100 block of Workman Avenue.

The victim was transported to an area hospital in critical condition. The victim was walking down Workman Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle that was traveling west.

This accident is under investigation.

City Councilman Chris Anderson said, "This morning I received word that one of my constituents was struck by a vehicle on Workman Avenue. I'm deeply saddened by the tragic incident—my thoughts are with the victim, his family, and that community. My faith and sincerest hope is that Mr. Bonner is able to pull through this tragedy.

"The concern and disappointment expressed by Mr. Bonner's family is one that I understand and share, that anyone could be seriously injured or worse because the necessary infrastructure wasn't in place is unacceptable to me.

"When I first got into office, I voted to double the budget for sidewalks in the City of Chattanooga. At my direction, Workman Avenue and other areas throughout my district have been included in the City's plan for sidewalks for the past several months and construction is set to begin in the near future.

"For years, the conditions of infrastructure in our communities and neighborhoods have been neglected and I'm committed to making sure we do whatever we can to prevent accidents like this in the future." 

 



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