Man on Life Support After Hit-and-Run Accident in Bledsoe County, Tennessee
BLEDSOE COUNTY, TN. – According to an online news report posted at newschannel9.com, a man was on life support after a hit-and-run accident that occurred in Bledsoe County, Tennessee. The victim was reportedly jogging on the side of a roadway, when a vehicle hit him. The driver left the scene.*
Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that the accident occurred on the evening of April 18 on Highway 30 in Bledsoe County. A 29-year-old man was reportedly out for a jog that night and was running on the side of Highway 30, when a passing vehicle struck him. The driver of the vehicle did not stop after the collision.
News Channel 9 reports that the victim was rushed to a local hospital, where doctors said he had no brain activity. At the time of the News Channel 9 report, the family members told reporters that they were preparing to have his organs donated and withdraw life support. Relatives said the victim was the father of a 2-year-old girl and a medic with the National Guard, who was studying to become a physical therapist.
The day after the collision, police arrested a suspect in connection with the case. The suspect, a man from Pikeville, Tennessee, reportedly told authorities that he thought he had hit a deer, which is why he did not stop. News Channel 9 reports that he admitted to officers that he had been drinking and smoking marijuana before the accident. A drug and alcohol analysis is pending.
The report says the suspect was charged with vehicular assault and leaving the scene of the accident. He is being held at the Bledsoe County Jail.
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