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Officers search for hit-and-run driver
Hit-and-run
An ambulance responds to Short Road after the reported hit-and-run incident Thursday morning.
A man was seriously injured Thursday morning when he was run over in his own driveway with the hit-and-run driver who hit him still at-large.The victim, Christopher S. Higgins, 36, was airlifted to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga by helicopter for treatment of injuries he suffered when the car ran over his legs and abdomen.According to Sheriff’s Department reports, the incident happened just before 9 a.m. on Short Road, a dead-end, gravel road located in the Smartt Station community.“The victim said a black Nissan pulled into his driveway and started blowing the horn,” said sheriff’s deputy Rusty Woodlee. “He went outside to see what the person wanted.”The victim told officers that once he reached the car, the man inside threw open the door and started cursing at him. As the victim got closer to the car, he said the driver threw the vehicle in reverse.