Unmarked KPD Cruiser Involved in Pedestrian Hit on Tazewell Pike

Knoxville police investigating a pedestrian hit by an officer in an unmarked car.

It happened last (Sunday) night
on North Broadway when an on duty officer was working in an unmarked cruiser and exiting onto the ramp to Tazewell Pike. A male pedestrian was walking southbound on the ramp to Tazewell Pike when he was struck by the right front end of the vehicle. The pedestrian, who was alert and talking with EMS personnel and officers on scene, was transported to the UT Medical Center with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

The preliminary investigation is that the pedestrian was walking on the line and was not visible as the KPD officer was negotiating the curve. The involved KPD officer observed the pedestrian at the last second and was unable to avoid the collision.

The involved officer completed a drug and alcohol screening, per department policy.

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