Woman Charged in Knoxville Hit-and-Run Accident

Almost a year after two men were struck and injured in hit-and-run accident, a woman has been charged with the crash. On Sunday, Townsend police arrested Amy Myers for the hit-and-run crash. She was charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, two counts of leaving the scene of an accident with death or injury, and driving under the influence.

Myers was also charged with two counts of violating the Jeff Roth Three-foot Law, the law named for a Blount County man who was struck and killed by a pickup truck driver in 2006 as he rode his bicycle.

Townsend police say that Myers hit and injured Franklin R. Woody and Barry W. Crowson on August 11, 2011, as they were bicycling on State Highway 73. Both of the men sustained multiple injuries.

According to a Channel 6 news report, shortly after the hit-and-run accident Myers was involved in a second wreck in which she lost control of her vehicle and hit a utility pole.

If you or a loved one has been involved in Tennessee hit-and-run accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage. Contact the Knoxville car accident lawyers at Greg Coleman Law to discuss your legal options. Greg Coleman Law is available to assist auto accident victims in Knoxville, Townsend, Sevierville, and the surrounding communities.

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