published Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Wrong-way crash leaves six hurt

Wrong-way crash leaves six hurt

Four adults and two children were hospitalized early Saturday after a crash involving a driver traveling the wrong way on Interstate 24.

A Hispanic male was driving a black Dodge Ram west in the eastbound lanes of I-24 about 3:45 a.m. when the truck hit a Pontiac Torrent head-on, according to East Ridge public safety spokesman Erik Hopkins. A Hyundai following the Pontiac was unable to avoid the crash and also was involved. Passengers in the two vehicles were family members traveling together from Kentucky to Florida, police said.

An East Ridge police officer saw the crash near the South Seminole overpass and stopped to help. He stopped the Hispanic male, who was attempting to leave the scene, police said.

Police were unable to identify the man because he had two sets of identification with different names.

Police had not released names of the victims or the man who allegedly caused the crash by press time Saturday night.

Hopkins said the man has been charged with DUI, four counts of vehicular assault, six counts of reckless endangerment, violating the implied consent law and driving without a license. He is scheduled to appear in East Ridge Municipal Court at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Polk County crash injures two

Two people injured in a collision on U.S. Highway 64 in Polk County were airlifted to Erlanger hospital on Saturday, authorities said.

Both the injured were on a motorcycle that collided with a car about three miles east of state Highway 30, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

No names were available Saturday and the victims’ conditions could not be learned.

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xsiveporsche said...

Hispanic male, drunk, two sets of ID trying to leave the scene of his accident, he caused it. He hurt 6 people including 2 children. Think it will hurt him, NO. Illegal, probably with 2 sets of ID. What will happen to him, gets deported, probably nothing more. All you bleeding hearts who think it is ok for illegal to be here, this is what happens. Was it your family, no, so you still think it is ok for them to be here. If it was your family then you would think different. Who is going to pay all the medical bills for this poor family, the illegal, No. Do you think they have enough insurance, probably not. Do you think the illegal does, NOT. These poor people will end up either bankrupt or in bad financial shape because of this guy, and we will end up picking up the tab for it. You know you only have so much insurance on your cars and only so much per incident but I think the bills will excede this. Not only do we need to do something about the illegal problem but also about the insurance problem.

July 24, 2011 at 10:29 a.m.
Titan31 said...

So xsiveporsche if it had been a citizen with no insurance and a revoked license would you still be posting anything? Would you be doing anything about it? I guess you wouldn't would you?

July 24, 2011 at 11:43 a.m.
pokesallet said...

Titan31 you need to quit trying to justify this criminals presense here with your arguments as they are weak at best. Of course no one supports citizens acting like this CRIMINAL did. One difference is that had he been successful in leaving the seen the odds of tracking him down would have been slim to none. This crash is just the culmination of this illegal criminal activity. Every time he drove on our roads, Used any public services, Even drank a glass of water he was stealing from the tax payer. It never ceases to amaze me how you supporters of Criminal Aliens seem to raise cain every time some border jumper gets gunned down by border patrol but every time some Criminal border jumper destroys an Americans life you act as if those who ask why was this criminal even here are doing so because they are racist. Acting that way is just a weak tactic to end reasonable debate and no one with a brain can take you seriously as long as your arguments are based on some idealistic fantasy. Look at the facts and quit living in Disney Land. Illegal immigrants are a massive drain on this nation and every where they populate with any numbers sees a drastic decline in quality of life. This isnt opinion its fact and can be verified by anyone with the will to do so. Anyone who is willing to open their eyes to the truth. As long as you support their being here you and people like you should share the blame for these crimes because its people like you that have made it easier for them to come here and exploit our nation.

July 24, 2011 at 1:04 p.m.
xsiveporsche said...

Titan31, obviously you are one of the drains on our society. Yes I would be doing something about it. To drive a vehicle is a priveledge and not a right. I think everyone should have to prove insurance to get a DL wether they own a car or not. Driving on a suspended or revoked license should automatically carry a jail term and not just 30 days. Driving without the proper insuance should also carry jail time. If everyone had the right insurance then rates would not be as high as they are. Bleeding hearts like you are a drain on our society allowing everything we work for to be taken from us and given to people like this guy in the article. I work hard to keep our country safe for us and not for illegals. My wife was a DEA agent and was killed by an illegal dealing drugs in this country but you probably think it was ok for him to do this. The poor guy. Maybe you would feel different if it happened to you but I doubt it. I am still paying the price for what he did 8 years later and he got 10 years and then is deported after serving 3 and is living free in Columbia again. He took my wife from me and a mother from her children. You obviously think that is ok. I truely hope nothing like what happened on the interstate happens to you and I know what I went thru will not happen to you because of people like my wife who protect people like you so you can say the things you do.

July 24, 2011 at 5:35 p.m.
Skeptic101 said...

Pickup, drunk, no license, no insurance. Sounds like a red-neck to me. Let's just deport all drunks and pickup owners. That should cover most of our DUI problems.

July 24, 2011 at 6:16 p.m.
TNboy811 said...

Skeptic101 did you read a story at all? It said Hispanic male, not white male, was driving a pickup. Not every pickup drivers are rednecks. I have see some "city folks" driving big shiny pickups around.

July 24, 2011 at 6:58 p.m.
paperdoll470 said...

All illegals are criminals in my opinion and they deserve to be deported immediately without a trial. Those people would NOT have gotten hurt if he had been in his OWN country where he belongs.

July 24, 2011 at 7:32 p.m.
Skeptic101 said...

Of course I read the story. That's how I knew he was driving a pickup. It should be obvious that we need to at least make pickups illegal so that way we can deport the owners and then we'll cure all our DUI and drug problems. Seriously, I'm sorry when any person gets killed as the result of a violent act, especially those who put themselves in harms way for our protection. I know some "Hispanics" in this country and none of them are given to violent acts or driving drunk. Some of their ancestors were here before any white man set a foot on Plymouth Rock. I have also dealt with some drug crazed and violent white people, both male and female. Following some of the logic I see here, I should embrace all Hispanics as law abiding decent people and all of us WASPs should go back to the countries where our ancestors came from. Of course, Native Americans would probably give a loud "amen" to that.

July 24, 2011 at 7:54 p.m.
pokesallet said...

@ skeptic101 Actually White people were here at the same time or even before native americans. Just google kennewick man if you dont believe me. The evidence to this fact is overwhelming but the liberal controlled education system doesnt want you to know this because then the native americans would be able to lay a guilt trip on the people that made this country great. No one said anything about hispanics we are talking about illegals. WASP are the ones that built this country and made it great. Your arguments hold no water. Fact is every race and nation has people who do undesireable things in it and we just have to deal with it. The problem comes when we have to deal with our own low life criminals and everyone elses to. Come here to assimilate and make America better and we have no problem with you. Do like most of them do and only come her to get what you can and exploit the system with no intention of ever trying to be beneficial to this society and you should have no quarter. Obama says Israel and Palestine should be two seperate nations and two seperate people. Two seprate nations and people are the best in the liberals opinion unless of course one of those nations happens to be america then multiculturalism and uncontrolled immigration are the best policy. Next idiotic argument please.

July 24, 2011 at 9:16 p.m.
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