RUTLEDGE – A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Lakeshore Drive near Grainger County Park about 6:45 a.m. Saturday, November 20.

According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol preliminary report, the driver of a 2004 Saturn SUV traveling southbound on Lakeshore Drive was unable to avoid a collision with a man who was standing in the center of the southbound lane. 

The pedestrian was transported to UT Medical Center with serious injuries, and as of 8 p.m. Monday, November 22 was classified as in stable condition. 

No charges are being sought against the driver of the vehicle.