|Kingsport Police Department
Dale Phipps, Chief of Police
200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660
|SUBJECT:||K.P.D. Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Pedestrian Behind Dobyns-Bennett High School|
|DATE:||August 16, 2021|
|On August 16, 2021 just after 3:00 PM, Kingsport Central Dispatch was notified of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on East Center Street behind Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport. Due to the nature of the incident, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit responded to the scene. Their investigation is currently underway.
The initial findings indicate that the crash involved a juvenile female driver and a juvenile male pedestrian. Both individuals are students at Dobyns-Bennett High School.
The pedestrian sustained serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital for emergency medical treatment. As of the time of issuance of this news release, his condition is unknown. Parents of both students have already been notified.
As the investigation is still in its infancy, no further details are currently available for release. Additional information will be shared as it becomes available, but only at an appropriate point in the investigation.
|Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer
Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit
423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-343-9749 (FAX)