Former Knox Executive Kessel "Stable" After Being Hit By KAT Trolley

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) Former Knox County Executive Dwight Kessel was injured after being struck by a KAT trolley.

The accident happened at the corner of Henley Street and Clinch Avenue in downtown Knoxville just before noon.

According to Knoxville Police Department spokesperson Darrell DeBusk, Kessel was standing on the curb when he was startled by the trolley.

DeBusk said Kessel slipped and fell, and his leg was run over by the trolley.

Kessel was taken to UT Medical Center for treatment.

A spokesperson at the hospital lists Kessel as being in stable condition.

Kessel's family tells Volunteer TV's Alan Williams that he suffered a broken leg and a cut on that same leg.

Alan Williams reports that Kessel was smiling and joking in the ambulance.

Police say no charges will be filed.

Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and volunteertv.com for continued coverage of this developing news story.


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