Police: Pedestrian injured in crash on Hodgson Memorial Drive


Cropped photo courtesy Savannah Police

UPDATE 11/20/2019

SAVANNAH, Ga (WSAV) – According to Savannah Police, the department’s Traffic Investigations Unit (TIU) investigates a crash Tuesday evening that seriously injured a pedestrian.

Police say Jeevankanth Vaddi, 35, was crossing Hodgson Memorial Drive when a vehicle traveling southbound struck him.

Police added Vaddi was wearing dark clothing and walking in a shadowed area that was not in a crosswalk.  Police say the driver could not see Vaddi and struck him with her vehicle.

First responders took Vaddi to a hospital with serious injuries.

The TIU continues to investigate this crash.


Original Post 11/19/2019 7:06 p.m.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Police say a pedestrian was injured in a crash on Hodgson Memorial Drive near Eisenhower Drive Tuesday evening.

The extent of their injuries was not immediately known.

Savannah Police blocked off traffic in the area for a couple of hours as the department’s Traffic Investigation Unit responded. By about 9 p.m., the scene was clear.

No word yet on the cause of the crash or the identities of the parties involved.

This story is developing. Stick with News 3 for updates.

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