Woman Hit By Car Speaks Out

Posted at 6:18 AM, Oct 21, 2016

A woman was rushed to the hospital after she was hit trying to cross the street.

"I stand there and I always look to the left and look to the right and see if any cars are coming before I even go across the street," said Deborah Pendergrass.

But this time, early on Friday morning, it was the driver that did not see Pendegrass as she was crossing the street.

"A car came from out of no where to the left of me and next thing I know I was on the ground. He hit me and I was on the ground," said Pendergrass.

Pendergrass was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center from the 800 block of Broadway. That's when a normal day at the office turned into a nightmare.

"Lots of pain. My left leg up near the thigh area is really bruised the shoulder is swollen down the lower part of my back is bruised. She said the muscle is bruised," said Pendergrass.

Pendergrass doesn't remember much, but she remembered the driver's voice at the scene asking if she was alright.

She was released from the hospital with some bumps and bruises, but Pendergrass said she's just happy to still be alive.

"Of course I was scared. I thought my life was flashing in front of me, I was like oh Lord. So I had to start praying real quick," she said.

Pendergrass said she's hoping the city will install pedestrian signs to warn drivers in that area. The signs may not stop the accidents, but it may make it a little safer to cross the street.