Police identify pedestrian struck and killed on Gallatin Pike

Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 3:46pm
Staff Reports

Metro Police have identified the pedestrian struck and killed Saturday night on Gallatin

Maria O. Gonzales, 18, of Trevecca Avenue, was killed after she moved in front of oncoming Gallatin Pike traffic just north of Briley Parkway, police said.

According to reports, Gonzales was hit at 9:45 p.m. by a southbound 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer driven by Anthony Kim, 29, of Hermitage. Kim told police that Gonzales darted into traffic from the west side of Gallatin Pike. She was wearing a black jacket and dark colored jeans, police said.

There was no indication of alcohol or drug impairment on the part of Kim or Gonzales, and the investigation is continuing, Metro Police said.

No charges were filed against Kim.

3 Comments on this post:

By: Alphadog7 on 11/30/09 at 9:04

Probably no sidewalks or curbs there? Or if there were sidewalks, maybe cars parked on them?

By: Time for Truth on 11/30/09 at 10:21

This is a terrible location to try and cross the road on foot. I'm pretty sure there are sidewalks and no parked cars depending on exactly where it is, but many lanes of fast-moving traffic. This is a shame and shows a need for a better pedestrian crossing there that aligns with the KMart on the west side.

By: JPrice on 12/1/09 at 9:34

This is a terrible location, not to mention all of Gallatin Road is terrible for pedestrians to cross!!! There are sidewalks on one side of the street from where she was crossing and cars are never parked along the street. Gallatin Road is a terrible road to travel on, drivers don't care about the speed limit. Where she got hit is 40 mph...how can a person die when hit by a vehicle at 40mph???...I can understand being hospitalized at that rate of speed. The driver had to of been going much faster than the speed limit posted for her to be killed on impact!!! This is the SECOND pedestrain killed this year!! The first was the male in a motorized wheelchair struck by a vehicle on gallatin rd on the sidewalk. There NEEDS to be more cross walks, better lighting and speed limit NEEDS TO BE ENFORCED!!! What ever happened to pedestrian's have the right of way?!?! R.I.P.~ Maria Gonzales