Tennessee roads are packed with cars during each morning rush hour, as thousands of computers travel from their homes to their workplaces. This makes care and caution especially important at these times, with each driver being fully aware of other drivers, road conditions, weather and the environment around him or her in order to avoid risking accidents. Of course, accidents do still occur, as one did on a recent Monday morning.
The accident happened at 7:02 a.m. The location was Bulls Gap, close to the Yoders Country Market and just past Phillipi Road. Two vehicles were in the accident.
An occupant of one of the vehicles, 39, was killed in the crash. The Tennessee Highway Patrol confirmed his death in their report. The driver of the other vehicle, 34, suffered injuries as well. He is a resident of Bulls Gap. Specific details about his condition were not released to the press.
The accident had an impact on local traffic. Both westbound and eastbound traffic was backed up for a substantial period of time. More than half a mile of road was affected by the accident, all the way from the scene of the collision to almost the I-81 on/off ramps.
Emergency crews responded quickly, extracting one person from a Dodge pickup truck. Along with the pickup, the other vehicle involved in the accident was a white four-door car. Response teams included officials from both Greene and Hawkins counties. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.
Whether it happens at rush hour or another time, every injurious car accident in Tennessee is serious. If you have been in one, an attorney can help you to sort out the best course of action.
Source: The Greenville Sun, “UPDATED: Victim In Fatal Bulls Gap Crash Identified” O.J. Early and Ken Little, Jan. 05, 2015