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.

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  • by Stewie Location: Knoxville on Dec 7, 2007 at 04:18 PM
    It's good that he is stable. That bus could have really hurt him bad. I hope the bus driver didn't do it on purpose.
  • by Ryan Location: Knox on Dec 6, 2007 at 01:55 PM
    I hope he is okay. This could have been worse. All Bus drivers should slow down near curbs and sidewalk and watch for people near sidewalks at all times.

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