Sheriff Holds Back On Crash Details Until He Speaks With Victim


A Chattooga County man is now recovering at home after being hit by a truck during a mysterious confrontation on Friday afternoon.
Taite Davidson, 24, of Summerville, was struck by a dark-colored Chevrolet crew cab pickup around 3:40 p.m. Friday. The incident happened at a residence on Lake Wanda Reita Road.
Sheriff Mark Schrader said there are three people involved in the incident, including Davidson.
Davidson was talking to the driver, Jaycob M. Parris, of 259 Hinton Street, Summerville, when the truck bolted back toward the road.
During the process, Davidson was struck.
“The front driver’s side tire ran over Davidson,” Sheriff Schrader said.
Lifeforce helicopter was called and transported Davidson to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.
“Before we release a whole lot, we want to talk to the victim that got ran over,” the sheriff said. “It’s a very interesting case. . . We are really trying to weed through what happened.”
The driver, Parrish, has not been charged for the traffic incident. However, at 4:24 p.m. that same day, Parrish was charged with possession of Oxycodone pills and conspiracy to purchase a controlled substance.
Sheriff’s Investigator Wendell Flood found the pills in Parrish’s right front pants pocket, according to sheriff’s information.
The name of a third suspect, in this case, has not been released.
“We don’t want to push that out just yet,” the sheriff said.

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