A woman was injured after a pick-up truck mirror struck her in the face while she walked along the shoulder of Church Street near the Farmer’s Market a week ago last Friday.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Edith Watkins, 74, of Livingston, was walking northbound along the white line of the shoulder of Church Street and facing traffic when Danny White, 58, of Livingston, was driving southbound in a 2001 Ford F150. The truck’s passenger-side mirror then struck Watkins in the face as it passed her.
Authorities stated Watkins was walking with her head down and not looking up at the time of the accident.
Watkins received extensive facial injuries and was conscious and alert when taken to Livingston Regional Hospital. She was later transferred to Vanderbilt Hospital that same day.
White stopped his vehicle and aided Watkins until emergency services could arrive.
Authorities stated that no one was impaired and that Watkins’ height just so happened to be about the same height as the truck’s mirror.
There was no sidewalk where Watkins was walking. However, there was a sidewalk on the other side of the road.
No charges were filed at the time of this report.
Trooper Marty Philpot investigated the accident.