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UPDATE: Athens man critically injured when struck by two cars on West Broad Street

By Joe Johnson

A pedestrian was critically injured early Wednesday when struck by two cars on a westside roadway.

According to Athens-Clarke County police, the incident occurred at about 12:30 a.m. on West Broad near Old Epps Bridge Road, where 24-year-old Alize Lamontre Woodall reportedly was walking in the far-left lane of West Broad when struck by a 2020 Toyota RAV4 being driven in the same lane by Michael Todd Denton, 56, of Athens.

After being struck, Woodall was knocked to the ground. Denton stopped, turned around, and positioned his vehicle in an effort to protect Woodall from oncoming traffic, but police said another car drove around the RAV4 and struck Woodall a second time.

That vehicle then left the scene, police said, and Woodall was transported with serious head injuries to a local hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

The second car that struck Woodall was described as a 2011-2014 Hyundai Accent, which should have minor front bumper damage and is missing an inner fender liner.

The driver of the car might not be aware that they were involved in the accident, according to police.

Police asked that anyone with information about this incident to contact Senior Police Officer Vincent Schill at 762-400-7092 or

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