Hit and Run in a mans own driveway

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A man was airlifted Thursday morning when he was run over in his driveway in Coffee County by hit-and-run driver.

36 year old Christopher Higgins was taken by helicopter to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga for injuries he suffered when the car ran over his legs and chest area.

According to Sheriff's Department, the incident happened around 9 a.m. on Short Road located in the Smartt Station community. Higgins told the Sheriff's Dept. that a black Nissan pulled into his driveway and was blowing his horn. He went outside and once he reached the car, the man inside threw open the door and started cursing at him. Higgins added the driver threw the vehicle in reverse. He was knocked down by the door of the car and was run over. The driver fled the scene, leaving Higgins lying in his driveway. He was airlifted to Erlanger in Chattanooga for treatment to his legs and chest area.


The driver is described as having long, dark hair and several tattoos. He was driving a black Nissan Maxima or Altima. Anyone having information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Department.



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