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UPDATE: 2 hospitalized after Monday morning crash

April 28th, 2014 9:13 am by Staff Report

UPDATE: 2 hospitalized after Monday morning crash

Emergency personnel work to free man from car on Bristol Highway on Monday (Ron Campbell/Johnson City Press)

Two people were hospitalized after a two-car collision on Bristol Highway resulted in a car overturning.

On Monday morning, Amber R. Humphrey, 29, Piney Flats, and Toney L. Casey, 45, Johnson City, were injured after their cars collided near the intersection of Bristol Highway and Knob Creek Dock Road.

The Johnson City Police Department accident report said the incident occurred at around 8:40 Monday morning. According to the report, Humphrey was driving north on Bristol Highway in a 2000 Dodge Stratus when a 1997 Chevrolet Lumina, driven by Casey, pulled out in front of her, and caused the two vehicles to collide.

Police said the force of the resulting impact caused Casey's Lumina to overturn. After the JCPD, Johnson City Fire Department, and Washington County-Johnson City EMS responded to the scene, rescue workers cut through the wreckage to extricate him from his car.

Both Humphrey and Casey were taken to Johnson City Medical Center for treatment of their respective injuries. As of Monday evening, Mountain States Health Alliance Communications Manager Teresa Hicks reported Casey was in critical condition, while Humphrey's condition was still being determined in the hospital's emergency room.

In the event of Casey's recovery, the report said he would face charges of failure to yield and violation of financial responsibility law. 

REPORTED EARLIER:

Police, fire and rescue personnel freed a man from a car on its top on the Bristol Highway this morning.

The crash was reported around 8:45 a.m. at 4100 Bristol Highway near an entrance to Winged Deer Park and Knob Creek Boat Dock Road.

The man was injured and was trapped in the vehicle. Another patient also was taken a hospital via ambulance, according to emergency radio transmissions.

Keep visiting JohnsonCityPress.com for more on this developing story as details become available.

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