Pedestrian Survives After Being Hit Twice by Separate Vehicles While Crossing Busy Highway

November 8, 2019
By: Dwayne Page

A pedestrian is fortunate to still be alive after she was hit twice by separate motorists while crossing Highway 70 at Snow Hill near the Dollar General Store Thursday night.

31 year old Samantha Sams was transported by DeKalb EMS to Ascension Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital.

Trooper Bobby Johnson of the Tennessee Highway Patrol said the incident occurred at around 6:45 p.m. as Sams, who was trying to cross the five lane highway to get to the store, stepped from the turning lane into the westbound fast lane and into the path of a 2005 Dodge Ram, driven by a 38 year old Sparta woman.

Sams was knocked into the eastbound lane where she was also struck by the undercarriage of an oncoming 2011 Chevy Tahoe driven by a 29 year old Smithville woman.

The drivers of both vehicles, unable to avoid the accident, immediately stopped and rendered assistance. Neither driver or their passengers were injured.

Although seriously injured, Trooper Johnson said Sams was alert and talking while in treatment at the hospital.