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V.G. woman struck by car
Icy windshield garners driver reckless driving charge


A Farragut woman was hit by a car while walking on North Monticello Road in Village Green subdivision Tuesday, Dec. 30.

Around 8 a.m., 44-year-old Allen Smith allegedly hit Karen Brown, 66, with his 2007 Saturn Outlook.

“I had crossed the street, getting ready to step up onto the walk. I had seen the car, but it was fairly far away and I thought, you know, it wouldn’t be a problem,” Brown said.

“I was almost to the walk when I saw his car just drift a little, like he was distracted … you know, he couldn’t see,” she added.

Smith’s windows and windshield were iced over. Knox County Sheriff’s officers charged Smith with reckless driving.


“I generally go very early, so there’s generally not a lot of traffic out. I was one of the only walkers and he was one of the only cars,” Brown said, adding she always walks the same route.

Brown said in her 16 years of walking in Farragut, she had never had problems with speeding vehicles nor had any close calls.

“But as the day progresses, it does get to be a problem I know,” she added.

Brown suffered minor injuries from the wreck and was transported to The University of Tennessee Medical Center late Tuesday morning. She was later discharged.

“I just had a few broken ribs and a pretty deep gash in my head. But I’m fine,” Brown said.

“It’s really not a big deal,” she added.

 

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