TOP PHOTO: A La Follette woman was injured when struck by a truck.
JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – More details emerged this afternoon in the accident where a woman was hit by a pick-up truck on Thursday. Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Ryan Pope released his report of the mishap.
Trooper Pope details that 23-year old George Ayers of Jacksboro was attempting to pull out from the DK gas station (Eagle Market) at the intersection of State Route 25W and Eagle Bluff Road. Ayers drove his 2003 Chevy Avalanche onto Eagle Bluff Road and struck 60 year old Mary King of La Follette. The Chevy came to a controlled final rest in the roadway. King was walking across Eagle Bluff Road to the DK gas station and came to an uncontrolled final rest the in roadway on Eagle Bluff Road.
The report nottes that Ayers stated that “the sun obstructed his view.”
Ayers was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. King was airlifted to a Knoxville hospital. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/13/2020-4PM)