Woman Hit And Killed By Semi-Truck
(Memphis) A woman was killed Tuesday morning when she was hit by a tractor trailer at Poplar at Kirby during rush hour.
Germantown police say 67-year-old Elizabeth Guess of Memphis was crossing the street against the light when she was hit by the semi truck that was turning from Kirby Parkway on to Poplar.
Witnesses say the driver of the truck never saw Guess and dragged her several hundred feet.
“I did a u-turn and got in front of the truck and stopped him but by then it was too late,” Ron Garrison.
Ron Garrison, who was also driving in the intersection, said he honked his horn and flashed his light to stop the truck driver from turning, but couldn’t get his attention.
He said the woman tried to get out of the intersection, but fell to the ground.
“Just a horrible, horrible event,” said Inspector Lee Covey with Germantown Police.
Covey say the woman was trying to cross Poplar to catch a bus on the other side when she was hit.
He said it appears the truck driver had come to a complete stop at the red light before he turned right and hit the pedestrian.
The accident blocked off the west bound lanes of traffic on Poplar for hours and is still under investigation.
So far, the driver of the semi has not been charged with anything.