Pedestrian Struck Early Monday Morning; Driver Of Car Is Arrested For DUI

  • Monday, February 6, 2023

Abigail Dixson, 19, was struck by a car early Monday morning, and the driver was subsequently arrested.

Chattanooga Police responded at 12:13 a.m. to a pedestrian struck call at 1800 Chestnut Street. Police located Ms. Dixson suffering from non-life threatening injuries.

Police were told that she was attempting to get into her vehicle when she was struck in the head and neck by a passing vehicle. The impact knocked her to the ground.

Police also located Marietta Martin, 43, the driver of the vehicle, who stated she had just exited a nearby parking lot and was proceeding down the street when she heard a loud thump noise. Upon stopping the vehicle to inspect the noise, a woman was found on the ground.

EMS evaluated the victim who later refused medical transport. The driver of the second vehicle was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence.

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