Children hurt in car vs. UTV accident

Two children have been flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center after their UTV (side-by-side utility vehicle) was struck by a car near A&B Market on North Highway 11.

A young girl, age 9 or 10, was ejected from the UTV, and a boy, 11, was trapped inside after their vehicle flipped.

The driver of the car, a black Chevy, was found to be intoxicated, and was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. A passenger in the car was also arrested for outstanding warrants.

Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy Sam Mullins is working the investigation.

For more details on this story, see this week’s issue of The Mountain Advocate.

Photos courtesy of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office