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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. The victim was knocked down by the door of the car and was run over by its tires. The driver then fled the scene, leaving the injured man lying in his driveway.
“The victim says he has no idea who it was,” Woodlee said of the fugitive.
The driver is described as having long, dark hair and several tattoos. He was driving a black Nissan Maxima or Altima, according to the victim. Anyone having information is asked to contact investigators at 473-8738.