|3-car wreck sends 2 to hospitals|
|Thursday, February 14, 2013|
A three-car accident at 7117 Hwy. 70 (Sparta Pike) close to Linwood Road Wednesday, feb. 13 resulted in three people being injured with two of them transported to area hospitals for treatment. The accident happened at about 3:15 p.m.
Trooper Shane Roberts of the Tennessee Highway Patrol said in his report that a 1992 Toyota Celica, driven by Richard West, 25, of Cherry Valley, was traveling southbound on Hwy. 70.
He stopped in his lane of travel to turn into a private driveway when a second vehicle, a 2002 Dodge Stratus driven by Mary Graham, 70, of Watertown, rear-ended the Toyota.
Roberts said Graham had previously attempted to swerve to avoid hitting the Toyota and traveled into oncoming traffic and made contact with a 2001 Chrysler Sebring driven by Stephen Woodlee, 61, of Old Hickory, who was headed northbound on Hwy. 70.
All three drivers were wearing their seat belts. West refused transport to a hospital. Graham was injured and was transported by Wilson County Emergency Management Agency to University Medical Center in Lebanon. Woodlee was transported by WEMA to Summit Medical Center in Hermitage.
Roberts said Graham was cited for failure to exercise due care.