One Person Hospitalized After Vehicle Crash in Tennessee
DUNLAP, TN. – October 29, 2018 (newschannel9.com) One person was hospitalized October 29 after a vehicle wreck on State Route 28 in Tennessee, according to an online news report from newschannel9.com.*
The wreck occurred at approximately 11 a.m. on October 29, near the Valley Entertainment Center on State Route 28 in Dunlap, Tennessee. The cause of the accident is not clear, and no information was reported about the number of vehicles or people involved. The Dunlap Fire Department said one person was lifted from a vehicle and transported by ambulance to a local hospital. This person has not been identified, and the extent of his or her injuries is not known.
The Dunlap Fire Department, Dunlap Police Department, and Puckett County EMS responded to the scene. Dunlap Police are investigating and have not released additional information at this time.
From July 16 through July 22, officers in Tennessee and Georgia cracked down on reckless driving along interstates, highways, and local roads. The week-long effort was part of the state’s second-annual Operation Southern Shield, a speed-enforcement program that debuted last year to national attention. During Operation Southern Shield, officers in five states — Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, and South Carolina — spend the week focused on pulling over and citing drivers who break speed limits.
During last year’s event, Georgia State Patrol Troopers and local law enforcement officers in Georgia issued 12,469 speeding citations, took 552 suspected DUI drivers to jail, and arrested 472 people for felony offenses. In total, the week resulted in a 35 percent reduction in traffic deaths, compared to the rest of July.
In calculating the success of this year’s round of Operation Southern Shield, the Georgia State Patrol reports that its Troopers alone issued 6,000 citations to drivers during the program. Approximately one-third of those citations were related to speeding.
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