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Fiery accident in Tennessee injures 2

Reportedly, two women were injured in a Nov. 7 car accident in Bristol. Police suspect one of the drivers involved in the crash was intoxicated at the time of the incident.

The accident occurred at about 10:30 p.m. on State Street near the State Route 126 intersection, reportedly. That is where an eastbound Toyota Sequoia came to a stop at a traffic light and was rear-ended by a Chevrolet Avalanche with a 41-year-old driver, officials said. As a result of the collision, the Sequoia caught fire.

The 28-year-old woman driving the Sequoia suffered injuries in the crash. However, it was not immediately clear what injuries she suffered. Furthermore, emergency personnel had to pull a 37-year-old female passenger from the Avalanche following the crash. The extent of her injuries was not clear immediately after the incident either.

Police charged the 41-year-old driver of the Avalanche with DUI, two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of felony reckless endangerment, possession of a handgun while intoxicated, possession of a handgun without a license and driving without a license. He was booked into Sullivan County Jail. Records indicated that the man had been arrested for DUI on four previous occasions, purportedly.

People who are injured in severe car accidents often have trouble keeping up with hospital bills and long-term medical expenses associated with their recovery. However, these victims may possess legal recourse for their financial burdens. A personal injury attorney may advise car accident victims on the course of action necessary to pursue a lawsuit against the party at fault for the accident.

Source: WCYB, ‘West Virginia man charged with 5th DUI in fiery Bristol crash,” Nov. 9, 2014

Source: TriCities.com, “West Virginia man charged in Bristol, Tenn., crash”, Robert Sorrell , November 08, 2014

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