BY DAVID FISHER
DRESDEN (March 16) — Two accident victims were transported to a local hospital recently, as a result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident in Dresden.
According to a Dresden Police report, at 10:23 a.m. on Thursday, March 11, Lt. Bryan Chandler, was dispatched to investigate a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Pikeview and West Main streets.
When Lt. Chandler arrived on the scene, he spoke with Brenda K. Bowlin, 71, who was the driver of a red 2009 Cadillac. Bowlin, who resides on Rock Hill Road, Sharon, told the officer she was at the stop sign facing north on West Main Street, and when she pulled out onto Pikeview Street, the other driver’s vehicle struck the passenger side of her Cadillac.
Dresden resident Jeremy M. McCoy, 42, who was the driver of a red 2003 Chevrolet pickup, told Lt. Chandler he was traveling west on Pikeview Street, when the driver of the other vehicle pulled out in front of him and he was unable to stop in time.
Bowlin’s passenger, Don E. Bowlin, 76, was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extricated. Mr. and Mrs. Bowlin were transported from the scene by private vehicle to West Tennessee Healthcare Volunteer Hospital in Martin for evaluation and treatment of their injuries.
McCoy was not injured in the crash.
Both vehicles were towed from the scene due to disabling vehicle damage.
The roads at the intersection were blocked until 11 a.m.
Bowlin was cited for failure to yield right-of-way.
Despite the City of Dresden installing a flashing beacon at the dangerous intersection several years ago, accidents continue to occur at that location.