Three injured in two-vehicle accident

By Chloe Morrison

Emergency responders took three Loudon residents to area hospitals after a two-vehicle accident Thursday on West Lamar Alexander Parkway at Big Springs Road.

The driver of a GMC pickup truck, Richard Seguin, Cave Creek Road, Loudon, was on Big Springs Road attempting to cross West Lamar Alexander Parkway, according to Trooper Phillip Warren with the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Seguin didn’t see the silver Honda that was traveling north, Warren said. He pulled into the Honda’s path and the two cars collided. “The Honda hit him in the driver’s door and rolled him over on his top,” Warren said.

Seguin was taken to Fort Loudoun Medical Center in Lenoir City, where he was treated and released, Warren said.

The driver of the Honda, Tonya Bivens, Carding Machine Road, Loudon, was taken to Blount Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released. The passenger in the Honda, Tammy Franks, Zion Ridge Road, Loudon, was also treated and released at Blount Memorial Hospital.
Seguin was cited for failure to yield the right of way.

Along with THP, the Friendsville Fire Department, Blount County Sheriff’s Office and Rural/Metro Ambulance Service responded to the scene.