Gap Creek Road wreck sends four to hospital
Published 10:20 am Monday, July 28, 2014
Four people were injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment after a near head-on collision Friday morning on Gap Creek Road.
The two-vehicle crash happened around 8:30 a.m. on Gap Creek Road between Water Plant Road and Southside Road, in an area known locally as “Clark’s Curve.” As a result of the crash, both lanes of Gap Creek Road were shut down for approximately two hours as emergency crews worked to treat the injured.
Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper William Shelton said witnesses reported a blue Nissan Altima was traveling westbound on Gap Creek Road when a black Honda Civic traveling eastbound on the road came around a curve in wrong lane of travel. The two vehicles nearly collided head-on, striking on the front driver’s side of each vehicle.
The female driver of the Nissan was extricated from the vehicle by members of the Carter County Rescue Squad and the West Carter Volunteer Fire Department. Both she and a female passenger, who was able to exit the vehicle under her own power, were transported to Johnson City Medical Center for treatment by members of the Rescue Squad, the trooper added.
The male driver and a female passenger in the Honda were also transported to JCMC for treatment, Shelton said.
The names of the individuals involved were not immediately released on Friday. The investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing.