Woman in wheelchair says car hit her, left scene - WSMV Channel 4

Woman in wheelchair says car hit her, left scene

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Marilyn Dixon first spoke to Channel 4 in February. (WSMV) Marilyn Dixon first spoke to Channel 4 in February. (WSMV)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A woman with a disability says a driver hit her while she was in her wheelchair and then sped away from the scene.

That woman, Marilyn Dixon, said it happened Oct. 11 at noon at the exit of the Gallatin Pike South Regions Bank. Metro police said they haven't been able to find surveillance video of what happened, but they're actively working the woman's case.

Dixon first shared her story with Channel 4 in February after Reginald Gregory was accused of offering to carry her groceries into her home and then raping her.

"I believe I was easy prey because I couldn't do nothing," Dixon said. "I couldn't run."

Dixon said the hit-and-run happened in October. She said she was crossing the sidewalk in front of the bank when a woman driving an SUV hit her.

"I was in pain, shocked, scared to death," Dixon said. "She said she didn't see me, and the next thing I know, we collided. I told her to go get my grandson. She said, 'I will. I'll get you help.' She got in that truck, sped off there. I didn't get a tag number. I didn't know. I trust people. My legs were hurting so bad. She could've at least got my grandson, somebody to help me."

Dixon said she already had major health problems, having lost one of her legs to diabetes three years ago.

"I have congestive heart failure, diabetes, high blood pressure," she said. "I'm on dialysis."

Dixon said what happened in the hit-and-run left her with an injured foot she's having treated.

"It hurts," she said. "I don't want to lose my leg. I've been in the hospital all week, and they've been working trying to save it."

Dixon said all she remembers is the driver was a white woman with a dark complexion with long dark hair, wearing a rose colored dress. She said the woman was driving an older man in a white SUV.

"I'm just sad a human being could do another human being like that," Dixon said. "It hurt real bad because I'm going through a lot. I don't want nobody to go through a hit-and-run. I thank God I didn't get killed."

Dixon also said the collision broke her electric wheelchair, which has made her less mobile.

Metro police urge anyone with information about the hit-and-run to come forward.

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