Woman Struck By Car After Falling Into Road

Posted at 5:34 AM, Aug 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-25 16:40:37-04

A woman was critically injured when she was struck by an oncoming car after falling into the road.

The incident happened around 11 p.m. Wednesday on Clifton Avenue.

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said the woman, identified as 42-year-old Vanessa Hall, was walking down the road when she stumbled and fell. That's when an older model Buick Century that was traveling on Clifton Avenue, crossing under Interstate 440, drove over Hall.


The driver, whose identity was not released, told police she didn't see Hall lying in the roadway. She did say she saw another vehicle stopped with the driver looking out of the window. That's when she felt the bump and stopped to see what had happened.

The driver called 911 and stayed on the scene while officers responded. Police said she was cooperating with the investigation.

A witness confirmed she saw Hall fall as if she had passed out, landing in the roadway.

Hall's boyfriend spoke to authorities at the couple's home and said Hall had been drinking heavily that evening. He added she had gone walking on the sidewalk for no apparent reason. 

Hall was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with critical injuries.

Police added the driver was not impaired or speeding.

According to a preliminary investigation, authorities confirmed the contributing factor was a pedestrian improperly in the roadway.