Wreck after concert leads to citations

Nick Shepherd • Jul 19, 2013 at 3:05 PM

A wreck that happened last night after a concert led to citations for two drivers.

The wreck occurred on Eastman Road Thursday night after the Chris Tomlin concert.

“It was a minor wreck,” said Tom Patton, public information officer for the Kingsport Police Department. “But it caused a fiasco because it was right after the concert.”

A 2000 Kawasaki motorcycle driven by Daniel A. Langston, 21, was traveling southbound on Eastman Road when a 2005 Pontiac Montana, driven by Heidi J. Lyons, pulled out from Stadium Court in front of Langston.

The motorcycle struck the side of the Montana and Langtson was launched over the vehicle. He had incapacitating injuries and was transported to the hospital by ambulance, Patton said. He is currently in good condition at Holston Valley Medical Center, according to Jim Wozniak, media relations coordinator for Wellmont Health System.

A third vehicle was involved in the wreck when passerby, Michael D. Odom, stopped to help but forgot to put his 2006 Kia Sorento in park. His Sorento rolled back and struck Lyons' car.

Patton urged all citizens to be very cautious if stopping to render aid at a crash scene. He said the KPD encourages people to help but the average person doesn’t have flashing lights, emergency vests or other materials to make people aware there is a wreck.

“Always use caution when rendering aid,” Patton said. “You could be at risk of getting yourself hurt.”

Lyons was cited for failure to yield. Langston was cited for speeding, no insurance and having an unregistered vehicle.

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