A vehicle accident on Northside Drive near South Drive (just west of Bojangles) Monday afternoon in Crossville left a motorist hurt. The report released this morning from Crossville police states a tractor-trailer operated by 59-year-old Arnold Page of Spencer was negotiating a curve when the back end crossed the double yellow line and stuck a car driven by 53-year-old Charles Beasley of Crossville. The impact sent him off the road and scattered debris on and off the asphalt. After being inspected, troopers say the semi failed inspection and should not have been on the road. A third automobile following behind Beasley, operated by 33-year-old Stevie Beaty of Crossville, had to take evasive action and left the asphalt to avoid being hit. Beasley was taken by ambulance to Cumberland Medical Center for treatment of injuries.
The curve the accident took place at is well known now for vehicle crashes regardless of wet or dry weather conditions.
105.7 News spoke with City Manager Greg Wood about the problem curve and officials have a plan to deal with it.
“It is part of the Northwest Connector expansion (widening of Northside Drive from Highway 70 North heading east Highway 127 then continuing on Interstate Drive east to Genesis Road). The next phase on deck is the section from North Main Street (Hwy 127) east to Genesis Road. Once that is finished then crews will work on the section the curve is on from Main Street west to Highway 70 North. There will be a new configuration of Northside Drive in that part. The curve will be taken out entirely. We hope to start on that phase next spring if not sooner,” said Woods.