Two sustain minor injuries in Kingsport rollover crash

Rain Smith • Dec 28, 2012 at 9:07 AM

A Friday morning three-vehicle collision on West Stone Drive rolled a minivan and sent two people to the hospital with minor injuries.

The incident occurred at approximately 7:45 a.m. on West Stone Drive, at the intersection with Fairview Avenue. Kingsport Police Officer Dustin Jackson reports a Chevrolet Uplander was attempting to turn left onto Fairview from eastbound Stone Drive.

According to witness statements, the driver of the Uplander had a green ball but no turn arrow, and failed to yield to oncoming traffic. The driver reportedly pulled into the path of a Chevy Express van traveling west on Stone Drive, forcing the van to strike the Uplander's passenger side.

Jackson says the Uplander rolled once before coming to rest right side up on a sidewalk. Meanwhile the Express van was struck on its passenger side by a Chevrolet Cavalier also traveling westbound on Stone Drive. Each of those drivers were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

The Uplander's driver who allegedly caused the collision, Maria Cardona, 30, of Manchester, N.H., was uninjured. She has been cited for failure to yield.

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