KPD e-News Release: Teenage Bicyclist Injured in Lynn Garden Drive Collision

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Teenage Bicyclist Injured in Lynn Garden Drive Collision
DATE: March 19, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On March 19, 2014 at approximately 4:00 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a bicyclist on Lynn Garden Drive in the vicinity of Higher Ground Baptist Church, located at 1625 Lynn Garden Drive in Kingsport. Their investigation revealed the following:

A white 2001 Chevrolet Tracker compact 4-door sport utility vehicle, driven by Marquita A. Ellenburg, was northbound on Lynn Garden Drive. A 15 year old white male bicyclist failed to yield the right-of-way to the pre-existing traffic on Lynn Garden Drive and exited the church parking lot, into the roadway into the path of the Chevrolet.

Ms. Ellenburg attempted to swerve but was unable to avoid striking the bicyclist. The juvenile was transported to Holston Valley Medical Center by Sullivan County E.M.S. for treatment of what appear to be non-life threatening injuries. Ms. Ellenburg was not injured in the crash.

COLLISION VEHICLE INFORMATION
Make Chevrolet
Model Tracker
Year 2001
Type Compact 4-door Sport Utility Vehicle
Color White
Damage Minor
Driver Name Marquita A. Ellenburg
Age 55 Years of Age
Race/Gender White/Female
Residency Bartlett, TN
Injuries None
COLLISION VEHICLE INFORMATION
Type Bicycle
Driver Name Not Released Due to Age
Age 15 Years of Age
Race/Gender White/Male
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Non-Life Threatening Injuries
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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