4 Injured in Suspected Drunk Driving Crash at Melinda Ferry and Mount Zion Church Roads
Three teenagers and one adult were injured in a suspected drunk driving crash at the intersection of Melinda Ferry Road and Mount Zion Church Road on Tuesday, July 30.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a 1999 Toyota Prism was driving northbound on Melinda Ferry Road and attempted to turn left onto Mount Zion Church Road when the car pulled out in front of another vehicle that was traveling southbound on Melinda Ferry.
The second vehicle collided with the right-side center section of the Toyota.
Three juvenile passengers inside of the Toyota were injured – including a 16-year-old male, a 16-year-old female, and a 17-year-old female. The two 16-year-olds were brought to Johnson City Medical Center and the 17-year-old was brought to Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport. Their conditions have not been released.
The driver of that second vehicle, 26-year-old Mark Buttry, was hospitalized at Hawkins County Memorial Hospital.
The driver of the Toyota, 25-year-old Brandon Mcgree of Rogersville, was not injured in the crash. He was arrested and has been charged with DUI, four counts of aggravated assault, failure to yield right-of-way, due care, and failure to wear a seatbelt.
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Financial Compensation For People Injured by Drunk Drivers in Tennessee
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney helps people who have been injured by drunk drivers fight for the financial compensation they need and deserve. Brian has offered to share some information concerning the legal options available to those injured in Tennessee drunk driving crashes:
If you’ve been injured in a car crash with a drunk driver, you may have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against that driver. However, in Tennessee and many other states, your legal options may not always end here. In some cases, those injured by drunk drivers also may have grounds for a dram shop lawsuit against an alcohol vendor who served the driver before the crash.
Dram shop laws vary between states. According to Tennessee’s dram shop laws, alcohol vendors can be sued for injuries caused by a customer if the vendor sold alcohol to someone who was either visibly intoxicated or under 21 years of age and that person went on to directly cause an injury because of the sale of that alcohol.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, you can learn more about your legal options by discussing your case with an experienced drunk driving victims attorney.
The Intersection of Mount Zion Church Road and Melinda Ferry Road in Hawkins County, TN
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