Three vehicles were involved in two separate accidents around 7:40 a.m. Friday morning. Those involved refused transport, but the accidents could have been much worse.
Lt. Aaron Fuller of the Knoxville Police Department told the Journal-Express that a two-vehicle accident occurred in front of the Knoxville Middle School on Lincoln Street, in the outside southbound lane. A Tahoe driven by Teresa Kaestner was struck from behind by an Alero driven by Mackenzie McCarty.
Kaestner and McCarty had stepped out of their cars to discuss what had happened. At one point, they were standing between the wrecked vehicles, but stepped off to the sidewalk.
Moments later, a Ram truck driven by Michael Bosak struck the vehicles, causing a separate accident involving all three. Fuller said the drivers avoided severe injury by moving on to the sidewalk. He wants to remind all drivers, if involved in an accident, not to stand in the road or between the vehicles involved for this reason.
Following an investigation, Bosak was charged with failure to maintain control and McCarty was cited for following too close. Kaestner was issued no citation.
The KPD and Knoxville Fire/Rescue responded.