Legal news information for Tennessee personal injury attorneys. Six car pile-up injured 18 along Highway 66.
Tennessee Highway Patrol alerts Tennessee Personal Injury Attorneys- The Chevrolet driver fled on foot across the Little Pigeon River after vehicle crash.
Sevierville, TN—A six-vehicle pile-up along Highway 66 left 18 people injured, and one man arrested. The multiple vehicle crash happened on Monday, September 7, 2009 around 11:50 a.m., near Gists Creek Road, as reported by the Knoxville News Sentinel.
According to the Sevierville Police Department, a Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling southbound on Highway 66, when the truck rear-ended a Mazda Protégé, which caused a chain reaction six-vehicle pile-up. Fifteen victims were reportedly transported by area emergency medical services (EMS) crews to Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center for treatment of their non-life threatening injuries, which were sustained in the crash. Three other victims were airlifted by Lifestar helicopter to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Two of the victims are currently in critical condition, and the other is reportedly in serious condition.
The driver of the Chevy pickup truck reportedly fled the scene of the crash on foot, and waded across the Little Pigeon River. Police officials with the Sevierville Police Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol apprehended the suspect on the opposite side of the river. The unidentified suspect was allegedly charged with numerous felony charges, and was booked at the Sevier County Jail. Police officials are still trying to make a positive identification of the driver of the Chevrolet.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news information for Tennessee personal injury lawyers.