East Tennessee State University President Brian Noland was involved in an accident Monday night. The accident happened around 5:00 p.m. at the intersection of West Market Street and West Watauga Avenue in Johnson City.
Witnesses told police a flatbed truck ran a red light and struck Noland’s 2010 Acura MDX. Noland was transported from the scene and taken to Johnson City Medical Center where he is said to be in stable condition. The Johnson City Police Department told News Channel 11 Noland's injuries were non-incapacitating and he was taken to the hospital on a stretcher by ambulance as a protocol.
The 1997 Freightliner F50 was driven by 34-year-old Jackie White of Johnson City. She was cited in an accident report for failing to obey traffic controls.
As a result of the accident, Noland's SUV struck a utility pole and a the flatbed truck struck a fence. Both vehicles were towed away from the scene. The speed limit in that area is 25 miles per hour.
This morning ETSU released the following statement:
ETSU President Brian Noland was involved in an automobile accident on Monday evening. He remains in the hospital and is in stable condition. Dr. Wilsie Bishop, who serves as our Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for Health Affairs, will assume full administrative responsibilities while he is recuperating. We will keep the university community updated on President Noland’s condition.
News Channel 11 is following this story. We’ll have the latest information as soon as it becomes available.
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