Pedestrian Struck by Motorist

July 3, 2013
by: 
Dwayne Page
Pedestrian Struck by Motorist
DeKalb EMS Transports Injured Pedestrian to Hospital After Accident

A pedestrian was injured after being struck by a motorist on West Broad Street Wednesday afternoon.

Central dispatch was notified at 5:31 p.m.

According to Officer James Cornelius of the Smithville Police Department, 52 year old Tammy Burton of Smithville was crossing the highway when she was hit by a westbound 1997 Chevy 1500 pickup truck, driven by 55 year old Douglas Bailey of Louisiana who was traveling in the far right lane. Bailey apparently tried to swerve at the last second after he saw her but it was too late. Burton was knocked over onto the sidewalk.

She was taken by DeKalb EMS to DeKalb Community Hospital. Members of the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department were also on the scene to provide assistance.

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