Three hurt in weekend accidents in Knoxville

A driver is in stable condition after being extricated from a single-car wreck Saturday, Oct. 13.

Knoxville Police Sergeant David Sanders reported officers responded to a single motor vehicle accident on I640 Westbound at Broadway at approimately 10 a.m. He said, “The driver of the vehicle was pinned and had to be extricated by KFD. The driver was the only occupant of the vehicle and was transported to U.T. Hospital by Rural/Metro ambulance with serious injuries. The driver was listed in stable condition before officers left the scene of the accident.

Knoxville Police Sergeant K. Brian Bush reported that a at approximately 2:33 a.m. Oct. 13, officers responded to the area of W. New Street at Bell Street in the Austin Homes housing development to investigate a report of traffic collision involving a vehicle and several pedestrians who may have been struck.

Sgt. Bush said, “Upon arrival, officers and medical personnel determined that at least two individuals had been struck by a vehicle at that location. A man and woman were transported to the University of Tennessee Hospital by Rural/ Metro ambulance for treatment of what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. The vehicle left the area of Austin Homes, but officers located it a short time later in the Green Hills apartment complex. One female passenger in the vehicle was transported to the University of Tennessee Hospital for minor injuries.

Investigators and forensic technicians responded to Austin Homes, Green Hills, and the University of Tennessee Hospital. The investigation is ongoing, but preliminary statements indicate that a large fight took place in the street prior to the vehicle striking anyone and that several gun shots were possibly fired at the vehicle at approximately the same time as the individuals were struck by the vehicle.

KPD Lieutenant Bradley Anders identified the driver of the vehicle as Alice Barrett, 25, of Knoxville). She has been questioned and it unknown what charges if any will be filed. The two transported to the hospital were Theron Johnson, 38, and Jeannie Johnson, 39, both of Knoxville.

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