Drunk Driver Crashes Into Bristol Business
Bristol, TN (September 26, 2020) Law enforcement reports that a man was taken to the hospital on the evening of September 26th after his vehicle crashed into a Bristol beauty salon. The man is reported to have been driving north on Bluff City Highway when he lost control of his vehicle. Following the crash, the man was charged with driving under the influence. After the man has recovered from what are reported to be minor injuries, he will be taken to jail. Fortunately, no one else was injured in the accident. The salon’s entrance, however, was the most heavily damaged area of the store.
In 2019, Tennessee ranked 20th in Delphi Behavioral Health’s report which studied the state of drunk driving across the United States. The report found that there are 3.7 deaths per 100,000 residents in Tennessee due to drunk driving. This study was based on analysis of data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System. While fatalities are a common occurrence when Tennessee motorists drive drunk, property destruction as in the case of this Bristol accident can also occur. Property destruction can cause emotional harm as well as substantially disrupt a business’s operations.
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