Man, 56, Killed In Freak 3-Vehicle Wreck On Brainerd Road

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

A 56-year-old man died Tuesday night after a freak three-vehicle accident on Brainerd Road.

At approximately 843 p.m., the Chattanooga Police Traffic Division responded to a multi-vehicle crash in the 4800 block of Brainerd Road.
 
A GMC Safari and a Freightliner 1FV truck were traveling eastbound in the 4800 block of Brainerd Road. A Nissan Armada was stopped on Moore Road at the intersection of Brainerd Road.
 
Police said the truck was transporting a wooden utility pole with a red flag marker attached to the end.
As the truck was making a right turn into a parking lot, the GMC Safari struck the utility pole causing it to break and remain lodged in Safari's windshield.
 
The Safari then veered across lanes of travel, striking the stopped Nissan Armada.
 
The driver of the GMC Safari was transported to a local hospital by Hamilton County EMS where he was later pronounced deceased.
 
No other injuries were reported on scene.
 
Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call 423-698-2525 or submit a tip via the CPD Mobile App. You can remain anonymous.

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