Crash injures 2
Posted: Thursday, September 30, 2010 4:09 pm
The Messenger, September 30, 2010
A Hornbeak woman sustained serious injuries in a two-vehicle traffic crash Monday night in Martin.
Holly L. Hopper, 22, of 377 Burton Road, Hornbeak, was injured in an accident that occurred just before 11 p.m. at the intersection of University Street and Courtright Road, according to a Martin Police Department report.
Miss Hopper, a student at the University of Tennessee at Martin, was transported by air ambulance to Regional Medical Center (the Med) in Memphis for treatment of incapacitating injuries.
According to the report, Garret B. Montgomery, 20, of 2211 North Old Troy Road, Union City, told police he was traveling west on University Street to go home to Union City when he struck the rear of Miss Hopper’s 1999 Chevrolet Prizm with his 2005 Chevrolet. Miss Hopper was also westbound on University Street.
A witness told police she was in the process of making a left turn eastbound onto University Street from Courtright Road at the moment the crash occurred. The witness said the crash pushed Miss Hopper’s vehicle into the intersection and she had to speed up to avoid being struck by Miss Hopper’s vehicle. The witness also told police that Montgomery’s vehicle “appeared to be going really fast,” according to the report.
A second witness told police he was stopped at the red light and observed Montgomery’s vehicle strike the rear of Miss Hopper’s vehicle. The second witness also indicated Miss Hopper’s vehicle narrowly missed striking the first witness’ vehicle as she passed through the intersection.
Miss Hopper was taken by Weakley County EMS ambulance to the Air Evac Lifeteam base on Baker Road in Martin and from there flown to the Memphis hospital.
Montgomery sustained possible injury, according to the report, which did not indicate he was transported to any medical facility.
Martin Police Chief David Moore said accident reconstruction is being done, with results pending.