Pedestrian Struck And Seriously Injured In Cleveland; Hit-And-Run Driver Caught

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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.


Man Charged With Vehicular Homicide Takes Off From Hospital

A man involved in a fatal wreck in which his passenger died was taken to a hospital, then absconded, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said.   The THP was dispatched to State Route 81 in Washington County, Tn., to a motor vehicle crash with injuries and possible fatality.  Officers arrived on the scene and found an unresponsive male subject lying outside of the vehicle ... (click for more)

Upcoming City Council Agenda For Tuesday

Here is the upcoming City Council agenda for Tuesday: I. Call to Order. II. Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Councilman Mitchell). III. Minute Approval. IV. Special Presentation. PUBLIC HEARING - Annexation - Lookout Mountain Conservancy PUBLIC HEARING - Deannexation - Institute of Health and Healing V. Ordinances – Final Reading: PLANNING ... (click for more)

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Myth And Fact Check

My husband and I recently had the privilege of participating in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Chattanooga. I listened as my husband told the audience about how his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when he was nine and how she died from the disease when he was fourteen. As a child, my husband didn’t understand what breast cancer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: At Last! New Schools

In this me-me-me-only-me world of today, we-we-we-finally got a thrilling $125 million facility plan for the Hamilton County Department of Education on Thursday night. The School Board unanimously approved a well-thought-out “first Band-Aid” that will provide a new elementary school in Harrison, middle schools in East Hamilton and Howard, and a quite-satisfactory answer to move ... (click for more)

Baylor Wins State Volleyball Title

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – There were tears on both sides of the court at MTSU’s Murphy Center Thursday afternoon. There were tears of relief and joy for the Baylor Lady Red Raiders while the tears for the Briarcrest Lady Saints represented heartbreak and disappointment. Such is the case when two really good volleyball teams meet for the second straight year for a D-II Class AA ... (click for more)

Lanters Are Latest Sister Acts Leading Lady Flames Teams

When one looks back on the success of the Lee University women’s soccer program over the past 16 years, it is easy to see what sisters have provided. Records show the surge began in 2001 and continues today with senior Summer and freshman Anna Lanter (former Soddy Daisy High School standouts) helping spark the Lady Flames to a current 8-4 overall mark and 7-2 in the rugged Gulf ... (click for more)