KPD e-Press Release: Juvenile Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle When She Crossed Against Signal

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident Juvenile Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle When She Crossed Against Signal
Date & Time February 10, 2014

Approximately 3:00 PM

Location of Incident East Center Street at Intersection with Park Street

Kingsport, TN

Victim 14 Year Old White/Female Pedestrian
Injuries Serious But Non-Life Threatening

Driver Information

Name Virginia L. Rose
Age 66 Years of Age
Race/Sex White/Female
Address Kingsport, TN
Injuries None
Vehicle Information 2006 Chevy Uplander Minivan (Maroon in Color)

Pedestrian Information

Name Not Released Due to Age
Age 14 Years of Age
Race/Sex White/Female
Address Kingsport, TN
Injuries Serious But Non-Life Threatening

General Narrative

A juvenile pedestrian was struck by a vehicle when she crossed against the traffic signal.

On February 10, 2014 at approximately 3:00 PM, the Kingsport Police Department was notified of a traffic crash involving a pedestrian on East Center Street at the intersection with Park Street in Kingsport. K.P.D. Patrol Officers, supplemented by the Traffic Unit, responded to the scene.

The subsequent investigation revealed that a maroon 2006 Chevy Uplander minivan was eastbound on East Center Street approaching Park Street. This intersection is controlled by a traffic signal, and the minivan had a green light.

A 14 year old white female pedestrian was preparing to cross East Center Street at the Park Street intersection. The pedestrian observed that the crosswalk had a visible No Crossing sign, but she thought it was clear, so she attempted to cross anyway.

The pedestrian failed to yield to the traffic in the roadway and stepped into the path of the oncoming minivan. She was struck by the minivan, causing her to ricochet off the vehicle and strike her head on the roadway.

The juvenile pedestrian was transported to Holston Valley Medical Center by Sullivan County E.M.S. for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit.

For additional information, please contact:

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

K.P.D. Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov

Releasing Officer Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

K.P.D. Professional Standards Unit

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