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Five Injured in Four-Vehicle Accident on Hixson Pike

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Five Injured in Four-Vehicle Accident on Hixson Pike

In Chattanooga, a terrifying four-vehicle accident on Hixson Pike has left five people injured, one critically, the police reported.

Details of the Collision

The collision occurred on the 6700 block of Hixson Pike at around 10:25 on Saturday morning, with police and multiple units from the Chattanooga Fire Department and Hamilton County EMS responding to the scene. Of the five people injured, one person reportedly has life-threatening injuries, while another has serious injuries, according to the authorities. The three remaining victims have minor injuries. All victims were promptly transferred to a nearby hospital for treatment. Another person involved in the accident reported no injuries.

The Series of Events

The police’s preliminary investigation has pieced together a series of events leading up to the tragic accident. According to the Chattanooga Police Department, a 36-year-old man driving a Chrysler 300 southbound on Hixson Pike apparently collided into the rear of a Ford Escape, driven by a 59-year-old man. The impact forced the Ford Escape to continue southbound, spin, and cross into the northbound lane.

At the time, a Jeep Grand Cherokee and a Rivian 7FC were travelling northbound on Hixson Pike. The Jeep, driven by a 40-year-old man, was hit by the spinning Ford Escape. After impacting the Ford, the Chrysler also crossed into the northbound lane, where it collided head-on with the Rivian 7FC, containing a 64-year-old male driver and a female passenger.

The roadway was subsequently blocked for three hours, allowing the police’s Traffic Unit to conduct a thorough investigation of the crash scene. Thankfully, despite the severity of the collision, there was no entrapment involved.

Ongoing Investigation

The Chattanooga Police Department stated the investigation is still in progress, with no charges filed as yet. The goal is to ascertain the exact circumstances that led to this devastating accident, including factors like possible distraction, speed, or impairment.

HERE News Network will continue to follow this story and provide updates as more information becomes available. Safety on our roads is a top concern, and understanding how accidents like this occur is a crucial step in prevention. Our thoughts go out to the victims and their families at this challenging time.

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