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Car Flips After Striking Unique Mailbox in Greenbrier, Tennessee

September 15, 2019

GREENBRIER, Tenn. — A Greenbrier resident lost control over her vehicle, crashed into a unique mailbox, and landed in the hospital. According to Smokey Barn News, the woman’s car overturned when it struck a guitar-shaped mailbox in the front yard of a home on Rose Street. The Greenbrier Police Department responded quickly to the call for service reporting the accident and conducted an investigation into the crash. The driver required transport to a local medical facility for emergency treatment, but it did not appear that she was seriously injured. *

The responding police officer from the Greenbrier Police Department reported that the female driver went off of the street and crashed into a mailbox on Rose Street. The officer stated that the crash was highly unusual in that the woman’s car flipped over after striking the mailbox. In the officer’s experience, the mailbox gets the worst of the damage when struck by a car. The guitar-shaped mailbox was constructed on a steel post and did not yield to the vehicle. 

Photos taken at the scene justify the officer’s conclusion. Photographs appearing in the Smokey Barn News show a car laying on its passenger side with damage to the driver’s side front fender. The fender appears to have been torn free from the vehicle. The guitar-shaped mailbox post appears to be knocked to the side but not completely tipped over.

Fortunately, the female motorist did not sustain any life-threatening injuries. She was transported to Skyline Medical Center located in Nashville. There was no additional information about her medical condition. Greenbrier Fire and EMS responded to the scene. It was not clear if the motorist received transportation to the hospital via ambulance.

Greenbrier police said they would not issues charges or cite the driver for a motor vehicle infraction. There was no indication or evidence that the operator was inebriated. The officer said that the incident was purely an accident.  

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