published Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Man dies from injuries received in Sept. 6 auto accident in Chattanooga

6100 block of Shallowford Road
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John Eaker, 78, died Sept. 11 from injuries he received in an auto accident on Sept. 6, according to a report from the Chattanooga Police Department.

Police said they had been notified of his death on Monday. Eaker is the 13th recorded fatality of this year, four fewer than last year at this time, the report said.

The police report said Eaker had been traveling in the 6100 block of Shallowford Road when he attempted to turn his vehicle into a private drive across westbound traffic. A 2002 Ford driven by Salvador Sanches hit Eaker, police said.

Eaker was then taken to a local hospital with unknown injuries and was cited for failure to yield the right of way.

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rolando said...

"...driven by Salvador Sanches." Well, maybe that says it all.

Traffic runs hell-for-leather down that stretch of road.

Anyone check to see if Sanchez has a current drivers license and insurance?

September 20, 2011 at 2:37 p.m.

They were probably afraid to... Profiling you know.

September 20, 2011 at 4:14 p.m.
Shock said...

Rolando - didn't I see you post on a different traffic accident story where the driver's last name was Irish and you wanted him subjected to a blood alcohol test? Or maybe the driver had a Jewish last name and you wanted to check and make sure he had spent money to keep his car running safely. I forget - which one was it?

September 20, 2011 at 4:28 p.m.
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