(WBIR) A Knoxville woman is in the hospital after a car hit her late Wednesday night near West Town Mall.

Officers found Michelle Bradshaw, 44, lying in the road on the 7700 block of Gleason Drive shortly after 11 p.m.

The driver was stopped at the red light at Gleason Drive and Montvue Road. When the light turned green, the motorist started driving right as Bradshaw stepped out in front of his vehicle, according to Knoxville police.

The driver said he tried to avoid hitting the woman but couldn't.

Crews took Bradshaw to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. No word on her condition.

Bradshaw's friends told police she had been drinking and was upset. They also said this wasn't the first time a car has hit Bradshaw.

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