Child, 6, hit by car

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A child was flown to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Saturday afternoon after being hit by a car in Lewisburg.

According to the report by Officer John Christmas of the Lewisburg Police Department, James C. Lee Jr., 59, of Midway Street, was southbound on 2nd Avenue North when "a 6-year-old child stepped into the roadway, causing the vehicle's right side mirror to strike the head area of the child."

"This knocked the child to the ground on the roadway," Christmas wrote. "The child crawled about 14 feet 11 inches off the roadway into a vacant lot. The child's uncle, Tavarus Greer, picked the child up and carried him across the roadway and laid him down" in the parking lot of the old Super Rama to wait for the ambulance. The car that hit the child, a 2005 Nissan, was also there in the parking lot, waiting for police.

The Air Evac Lifeteam that is based at Lewisburg Airport transported Kel Greer to Nashville. A spokesperson stated that Greer was discharged from the hospital the next day, March 8.

Officer Christmas wrote the report, and Sgt. Jerry Broyles took photographs of the accident scene.