A pedestrian was struck and seriously injured on Tuesday night in Cleveland.
Bradley County EMS was dispatched to a reported pedestrian struck at the intersection of 14th Street and Aurora Avenue at approximately 8 p.m. The 911 reports were that a black car had struck an adult male and fled the scene.
EMS responded one ambulance and a shift commander to the scene. During their response they visualized the suspect vehicle and reported its location to dispatch.
When responders arrived on the scene they found a 39-year-old man in serious condition lying in the roadway. It was determined that his condition would warrant treatment at a level 1 trauma center. A medical helicopter was requested to respond. Erlanger's Lifeforce landed at the secure landing zone at Sky Ridge Medical Center.
The victim was stabilized by Bradley County EMS on the scene and transported emergency traffic to meet the helicopter. The male was loaded onto Lifeforce and flown to Erlanger in Chattanooga which is a level 1 trauma center.
A suspect vehicle was found and detained by the Cleveland Police Department.
At 8:40 p.m. an ambulance was dispatched to perform a checkup on the driver of the suspect vehicle. He was not transported.
The incident is being investigated by law enforcement.