Highway Patrol Unit Struck while Responding to an Accident on I-40 (video)

Last night (Monday, August 30, 2021) a Tennessee Highway Patrol Unit (a 2020 Ford Explorer) was struck by another car while responding to a property damage accident on I-40. Around 9:15pm, Trooper Justin Hamby arrived on scene around the 353-mile marker on I-40 west bound in the left lane, when he was struck by a 2018 Honda Civic being driven by 17-year-old a Juvenile from Nashville. Both vehicles came to a final uncontrolled rest in the left lane of I-40, narrowly missing a county patrol unit that was on scene. A passenger in the car, 22-year-old Karen Ramirez Garcia, also of Nashville, was injured along with Martinez and Trooper Hamby. All three were transported to the hospital to receive treatment for minor injuries. Martinez faces charges of Reckless Endangerment, Reckless Driving, Drug Paraphernalia, Exercise Due Care, No driver’s license, Financial Responsibility. Garcia does not face any charges.

Video Courtesy of Peyton Payne

*** Driver was a 17-year-old Juvenile ***

RaceH
SexM
Eye ColorBRO
Hair ColorBLK
Weight155
Height5 05
Admit Date08-31-2021
Admit Time4:05 AM
Confining AgencyRoane

Charges

1.Reckless Endangerment (39-13-103)

2. Reckless Driving (55-10-205)

3. Drug Paraphernalia (39-17-425)

4. Exercise Due Care (55-8-136)

5. License Required to Operate (55-50-301)

6. Financial Responsibility (55-12-139)

7. Criminal Impersonation (39-16-301)

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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