GREENBRIER, Tenn. (WSMV) – The Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to a remote mansion that was destroyed by a vehicle Wednesday afternoon near Greenbrier, TN.
The family living in the mobile area had to be relocated after the accident.
“I have so many memories here,” Michael Forsythe said, looking back at his now uninhabitable home. “I got a call at work that a car was driving past my house.”
According to soldiers on the scene, Coumba Sow, 31, of Antioch, was driving a 4 Runner on the Tom Austin Freeway when he lost control and crashed into a race car parked on the side of the road, causing it to swerve. straight into the mobile home behind. it. Gio’s car also crashed into the house, smashing the far corner and partially collapsing the roof.
The impact of the collision caused the house to be displaced nearly 10 meters from the foundation.
“I’m glad my wife and kids are not at home,” Forsythe said. “She smashed the race car into the white SUV and pushed them all into the house.”
THP said neither Sow nor his minor passenger was injured in the collision. Also, the house was empty at the time of the incident.
“Oh, yes. I feel very lucky,” said Devin Legon. Forsythe’s cousin was sitting in that white SUV when the driver sped down the lawn. “Next thing I knew, the race car hit the Nissan Armada, and it threw me out of the driver’s seat.”
It was what the woman said next that caught his attention. “All I heard was her saying, ‘I have a baby!’ So we jumped out – I jumped out of the Nissan. “
The woman and her children were fine, but Forsythe was forced to find a new place to live.
“Definitely heartbreaking,” he said.
Neighbors told the WSMV that Tom Austin Hwy’s particular stretch of road is famous for its wrecks. We’ve reached out to THP for a record of the number of accidents that happened there in 2022. We’re waiting for a response.
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