Three Involved In Serious Traffic Accident Making Recovery

September 3, 2007
by: 
Dwayne Page

A week after being involved in a serious traffic accident on Banks Pisgah Road, three persons have been released from the hospital and are making a recovery.

Lieutenant Brian Lawson of the Tennessee Highway Patrol says 18 year old Kerrie Neal of Lee Braswell Road, Smithville was traveling south on Banks Pisgah Road last Tuesday evening in a 1994 Chevy pickup truck when she crossed the double yellow line and struck a northbound 1993 Nissan pickup, driven by 39 year old Lisa Evon Crowe of Parkhurst Road, McMinnville. Lieutenant Lawson says the crash occurred as both drivers were trying to negotiate a curve in front of the Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Bethel Road.

According to Lieutenant Lawson, both Crowe and Neal were airlifted along with a passenger of Neal's vehicle, 17 year old Billy Gene Anderson of Page Drive, Smithville.

Two were flown to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga and one to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

All three have since been released.

Lieutenant Lawson says Crowe, who was the most seriously injured, suffered a broken finger, broken bones in her hand and two broken ribs.

Neal was cited for failure to keep the proper lane of travel and Anderson was cited for not wearing a seatbelt.

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