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Decatur Police Officers Investigating DUI Accident On West South Side Drive That Left Woman With Life Threatening Injuries


At approximately 2047 hours 3/27/22, Decatur Police Officers were on scene investigating a DUI accident in the 1000-1100 block of W. South Side Dr. The squad cars were facing eastbound on the south side of the street with their emergency lights activated. A tow truck was parked facing west in the center turn lane with yellow flashing warning lights activated.

While on scene, a 50 year old female from Greenbier, Tennessee was crossing South Side Dr from the south to the north side of the street. The pedestrian was crossing the street to the west of the squad cars. A 1993 Chevy Caprice Classic was traveling west on South Side Dr in the outside westbound lane. The Chevy was driven by a 66 year old Decatur resident. The Chevy struck the pedestrian with the front passenger side bumper. The Chevy continued west on W. South Side Dr leaving the scene, but returned approximately 1- 2 minutes later.

The pedestrian was transported to local hospital with life threatening injuries. The driver of the Chevy was not injured.

The driver of the Chevy was not under the influence of alcohol. The pedestrian had a BAC of .166.

Members of the Fatal Accident Investigation Team responded to the scene and are investigating the crash. Report Number 22002607.

No further information will be released at this time.

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