UPDATE: Pedestrian hit on Highway 153

UPDATE: Chattanooga Police release the name of the victim hit Monday morning on Highway 153.

Officers found 24-year-old John Murphy Junior had been hit while riding a bicycle.

He was seriously injured.

The police investigation found that Murphy and a Honda Civic were in the fast lane.

The Honda driver did not see Murphy at first.

The driver tried to brake and avoid hitting him, but didn’t.

Murphy was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

His condition is not known at this time.

If you know anything about this investigation, please call Chattanooga Police at 423-698-2525.


Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – Chattanooga Police confirm a pedestrian was hit on Highway 153 Monday morning.

It happened at 6722 Highway 153.

Police say the 6700 block of Highway 153 northbound is down to one lane and to expect delays.

We’ll have more details as they become available.

Categories: Chattanooga, Local News

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