November 20th , 2013 11:00 am Leave a comment

ETSU’s president hospitalized after crash

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Police say East Tennessee State University President Brian Noland was injured after a truck from the Elizabethton-based repair shop, Larry’s & Terry’s Collision Inc., ran a red light and struck his vehicle.

On Monday, witnesses told police that a 1997 Freightliner F50 driven by Jackie L. White, 34, Johnson City, collided with Noland’s 2010 Acura MDX after running the red light at the intersection of West Watauga Avenue and West Market Street in Johnson City.

The impact sent White’s truck across the street and into a sign at Carver Park, 322 W. Watauga Ave.

Noland was taken to Johnson City Medical Center for treatment, and was, this morning, reported to be in stable condition by Mountain States Health Alliance Communications Manager Teresa Hicks.

While Noland went to the hospital, White received no medical treatment, though Johnson City Police Sgt. Jim Tallmadge wrote in his report that the truck was not drivable.

The truck was towed back to Larry’s & Terry’s at 186 Earl Williams Road.
Tallmadge cited White for a red light violation, and also for failing to update his driver’s license within 10 days of a change of address.

ETSU Chief of Staff Jane Jones said Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for Health Affairs Wilsie Bishop was stepping in to take over administrative responsibilities while Noland recuperates from Monday’s wreck in Johnson City.

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