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Crash at stop sign leaves woman trapped in vehicle

An accident in Tennessee last week shows the importance of wearing a seatbelt and paying close attention while driving across a busy highway.

A collision at an intersection left three people injured late last week. The car accident occurred a bit afternoon on a recent day on Alcoa Highway at its intersection with Singleton Station Road, according to a police report.

According to the Daily Times, a 25-year-old woman from Sevierville was stopped in her Chevrolet Malibu at a stop sign on Singleton Road. She apparently attempted to cross Alcoa Highway and was struck by a pickup truck driven by a 59-year-old from Maryville.

The truck driver, who had a passenger with him, was apparently unable to brake in time to avoid hitting the woman's car. The vehicles collided, and the impact was severe enough that the woman, who was knocked unconscious, became trapped in her vehicle. The point of impact on the Malibu was the driver's side door. She was ultimately extricated and taken to Tennessee Medical Center after firefighters responded to the scene.

She was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, as was the other driver and his passenger.

The truck driver was treated for minor injuries at Blount Memorial Hospital and released. He was also given a blood alcohol test, but authorities say he is not suspected of impaired driving. His passenger was taken to the same hospital, but his condition after the accident was unclear.

Source: The Daily Times, "Three people injured in Alcoa Highway crash," Wes Wade, April 14, 2012

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