Harriman man survives West Knox County wreck

Harriman man survives West Knox County wreck after being pinned against I-40 median

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TDOT says the wreck happened around 7 a.m. on I-40 eastbound at mile marker 373. TDOT says the wreck happened around 7 a.m. on I-40 eastbound at mile marker 373.
The driver of the Camry, Michael Pinkerton, 52, had to be pulled vertically from the vehicle. Emergency officials say he was talking and seemed to be in stable condition. The driver of the Camry, Michael Pinkerton, 52, had to be pulled vertically from the vehicle. Emergency officials say he was talking and seemed to be in stable condition.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The driver of a Toyota Camry survived a West Knox County crash that ended with a semi-truck pinning the car against the median on Interstate 40 Thursday morning.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says the wreck happened around 7 a.m. on I-40 eastbound at mile marker 373, which is near Campbell Station Road.

Semi-driver Michael Marchand, 49, told 6 News he was driving with the window open when something flew in and distracted him.

Marchand was cited for failure to exercise due care. He was driving a 2007 Freightliner for Shark Lines out of New York.

The driver of the Camry, Michael Pinkerton, 52, of Harriman had to be pulled vertically from the vehicle. Emergency officials say he was talking and seemed to be in stable condition.

Pinkerton was taken to UT Medical Center where he was treated and released.

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