Police and EMS at the scene of the crash on West Market Street Thursday. (Tony Duncan/Johnson City Press)
Lieutenant Larry Williams of the Johnson City Police Department called a midday five-car accident on West Market Street on Thursday a “chain reaction.”
Williams said a small child and an adult male were transported to the hospital to treat minor injuries after four vehicles stopped at the intersection of Leisure Lane and West Market Street, where they were hit from behind by a fifth vehicle, a Lincoln Town Car, driven by Cecilia Geisman, 27, of Kingsport, at around 11:40 a.m.
The Lincoln struck the back of a Hyundai Sonata, driven by Dustin Williams, 26, Greeneville, which struck a Chevrolet EX2, driven by Jerry Taylor, 57, Telford, which struck a Ford Mustang, driven by Jacqueline Richardson, 27, Johnson City, which struck a Honda Civic in the front of the line, driven by Catherine McKinney, 72, Telford.
Dustin Williams was taken to the Johnson City Medical Center for possible injuries, as was a 4-year-old in Geisman’s vehicle.
Witnesses told Williams that the driver was looking down and not paying attention, causing the accident to happen.
A crash report by the JCPD said seven people in all were involved and that Geisman had no insurance and was cited for following too closely, violation of the financial responsibility law and first-offense driving on a suspended license.
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A five-car crash on West Market Street near the entrance to Walmart sent at least one person to the hospital this morning.
The crash was reported at West Market and Leisure Lane about 11:30 a.m.
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