JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Johnson City Police Department officials said a man evading police was hit by a vehicle in the area of North Roan Street and Old Stage Road Thursday afternoon.
According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol preliminary crash report, a be on the lookout was issued for a possibly drunk driver in an Ingles parking lot.
JCPD officers located the vehicle in the Gray Station Baptist Church parking lot.
According to THP, as officers were taking the driver to the back of the vehicle, the passenger ran from the vehicle.
The passenger — identified as Michael Neil McCann, 42, of Blountville — was running east across North Roan Street when he was hit by a Kia Soul that was traveling south on North Roan Street, according to a JCPD news release.
JCPD officers said McCann was seriously injured and was taken to Johnson City Medical Center for treatment.
THP and JCPD’s Traffic Crash Reconstruction Team are investigating the incident.
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