Police News: Pickup driver blamed for crash

Police News: Pickup driver blamed for crash

May 16th, 2013 by Staff Reports in Local Regional News

Pickup driver blamed for crash

The driver of a black Ford F-150 extended truck traveling in the wrong lane led to a Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department vehicle crashing Wednesday afternoon and then the shutting the 1900 block of Hixson Pike to traffic.

A Hamilton County Sheriff's Office news release said a 2012 Ford F-350 medical response truck was traveling in the southbound lane of the 9100 block of Hixson Pike when the driver saw the F-150 coming toward him in his lane. Trying to avoid a collision, the fire department vehicle veered off the road and hit a concrete culvert and power pole.

Those in the fire department vehicle were taken by private vehicle to an area hospital where they were treated, the release said.

Police unite to serve warrants

Police served 15 people with warrants Wednesday.

Officers from the Chattanooga and Red Bank police departments and the Hamilton Hamilton County Sheriff's Office tracked down people with outstanding warrants. In all, the 15 people were arrested and were charged with 26 crimes -- 12 misdemeanors and 14 felonies.

In a statement, Red Bank police Chief Tim Christol said, "This continued spirit of cooperation between the various law enforcement agencies in our community adds greatly to our ability to address and reduce criminal activity in this area and beyond the geographic boundaries of the city of Red Bank."