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Sunday, 10/02/16 Traffic Crash on Knox Highway 20


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On Sunday, 10/02/16, at approximately 1847hrs, the Knox County Sheriff's Department responded to the 1390 block of Knox Highway 20, Maquon in reference to a traffic accident involving airbag deployment and serious injury. Knox County Dispatch received information from the driver, a 14 year old juvenile, that the car rolled 3-4 times.  It was determined the car was still on its top, and the minor was trapped inside.  Due to the severity, Knox County Dispatch launched Life Flight.

Maquon Fire arrived on scene and began to use extrication tools to free the minor from the driver’s side of the vehicle.  The minor complained of hip, neck, and leg pain. Upon arrival of Deputies, a green Chevrolet sedan was found on its top.

Abingdon Fire Department arrived on scene and made a landing zone for Life Flight.  The minor was then removed from the vehicle and treated by GHAS prior to Life Flights arrival.

The minor could not remember what caused the accident.

Deputies later spoke with the mother of the victim, and was advised that the victim would remain in the hospital overnight for observation.  She stated the minor did not have any broken bones but had sustained a laceration to her head and pinky finger.

The minor will be issued citations for: No Valid Driver’s License and Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident.

The mother will be issued a citation for: Permitting an Unauthorized Person to Drive.

An accident report will be completed after insurance information is obtained.