Driver Evading Traffic Stop Ends Up in Pigeon Forge Crash
Pigeon Forge, TN (November 28, 2020) Law enforcement in Pigeon Force reports that an accident occurred on November 28th while a driver was fleeing a traffic stop. The accident report states that shortly before midnight, a Pigeon Forge law enforcement attempted to stop a driver for reckless driving and speeding. The motorist evaded the law enforcement officer by weaving in and out of parking lots. The law enforcement officer then lost sight of the vehicle, but remained observant of the vehicle’s general direction of travel. The vehicle was later found in an accident on the Parkway at the Island Drive intersection. Additional details about the accident are still pending and the Pigeon Forge law enforcement reports that the Tennessee Highway Patrol is assisting with the investigation.
The Insurance Information Institute has found that reckless driving of a motor vehicle played a role in 3.8% of deadly motor vehicle and motorcycle crashes in 2018. Traveling in a reckless or accelerated manner requires a faster response time and can result in greater injuries if a motorist does have an accident. Additionally, reckless driving also results in other severe penalties like fines and tickets.
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