Pedestrian trying to retrieve tire hit by car


An Adamsville man was hit by a car on U.S. 64 near Crump Friday while trying to retrieve a tire lost from his moving vehicle.

Brian Anderson, 28, was driving east early this morning in a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo when, according to a Tennessee Highway Patrol incident report, he “lost his tire off his vehicle.”

The tire traveled into the westbound lane of traffic on U.S. 64.

Anderson went to try to retrieve the tire to prevent another vehicle from hitting it. Before he could, the tire was hit by an oncoming driver, Brandey Wendt, 28, of Savannah, who was traveling west.

After hitting the tire, Wendt lost control of the vehicle and her 2008 Ford Ranger hit Anderson.

Emergency responders, including emergency medical services, THP, Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, and Savannah Police Department were dispatched to the scene at 5:43 a.m.

Anderson was transported from the scene, but details of his injuries, or how or where he was transported were not immediately available. A third party involved in the incident reported Anderson was conscious and alert at the time.

The THP crash report says Wendt was not wearing a seat belt and was injured in the crash. The severity of her injuries was also not immediately available.

A passenger in Wendt’s vehicle was wearing a seat belt and was uninjured, the report shows.

Wendt is charged with violations of the seat belt and financial responsibility laws.