Lufkin teen says sun obscured view when she hit yard worker - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Lufkin teen says sun obscured view when she hit yard worker

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - A man who was hit by a car while blowing leaves near a Lufkin home has been transferred to a Tyler hospital, where he is being treated for a severe leg injury.

According to a police report released on Tuesday, Joshua Norris, 30, apparently was standing on the road, on the 1300 block of Copeland Avenue, around 5 p.m. Sunday, and blowing leaves, when he turned his back to oncoming traffic to step onto the curb.

The driver of the vehicle, Leah Skipper Phillips, 16, of Lufkin, told police the sun was low and directly in her eyes and her peripheral vision was obscured when she hit Norris.

The police report states Norris had severe injuries in his left leg and was taken to Lufkin Memorial Health System of East Texas. A hospital spokeswoman said he was transferred to East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. Hospital records show him to be listed in fair condition.

Copyright 2010 KTRE. All rights reserved.

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Best Furry Friends: Heeler-spaniel mix loves attention

    Best Furry Friends: Heeler-spaniel mix loves attention

    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-07-20 22:43:58 GMT
    Remi (Photo: KTRE)Remi (Photo: KTRE)

    Temporarily calling the Nacogdoches Animal Shelter a home, Remi is hoping to find something a little more permanent. Caretakers said the one-year-old dog is playful and loves attention. Remi was brought into the shelter as a stray about three weeks ago. "He gets along with the other dogs. He still in his puppy stage so he still has a lot of time to go around play with everyone," said Torion Johnson, animal control officer.  Remi is a heeler-spani...

    More >>

    Temporarily calling the Nacogdoches Animal Shelter a home, Remi is hoping to find something a little more permanent. Caretakers said the one-year-old dog is playful and loves attention. Remi was brought into the shelter as a stray about three weeks ago. "He gets along with the other dogs. He still in his puppy stage so he still has a lot of time to go around play with everyone," said Torion Johnson, animal control officer.  Remi is a heeler-spani...

    More >>
  • Breaking

    Dez Bryant arrives in Lufkin to host 'Family Fun Day'

    Dez Bryant arrives in Lufkin to host 'Family Fun Day'

    Thursday, July 20 2017 4:07 PM EDT2017-07-20 20:07:06 GMT

    With just a day's notice, former Lufkin Panther and NFL superstar Dez Bryant arrived at Lufkin's Kit McConnico Park in grand fashion for his announced "Family Fun Day."

    More >>

    With just a day's notice, former Lufkin Panther and NFL superstar Dez Bryant arrived at Lufkin's Kit McConnico Park in grand fashion for his announced "Family Fun Day."

    More >>
  • Lufkin PD: Man tried to use counterfeit bill to buy gift card at grocery store

    Lufkin PD: Man tried to use counterfeit bill to buy gift card at grocery store

    Thursday, July 20 2017 12:33 PM EDT2017-07-20 16:33:10 GMT

    Officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested a 19-year-old man Wednesday after he allegedly tried to use a counterfeit bill to buy a gift card at the Brookshire Brothers store located at 1800 Frank Avenue.

    More >>

    Officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested a 19-year-old man Wednesday after he allegedly tried to use a counterfeit bill to buy a gift card at the Brookshire Brothers store located at 1800 Frank Avenue.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly