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Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol, Tennessee – The Tri-Cities, nestled in the foothills of the southern Appalachian Mountains of Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee
"Tri-Cities" refers to the region comprising the cities of Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol and the surrounding smaller towns and communities in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. All three cities are located in Northeast Tennessee, while Bristol has a twin city of the same name in Virginia. Winner of the All-America City Award In 1999, the Tri-Cities was the first region ever to win the All-America City Award from the National Civic League.
Kingsport is commonly included in what is known as the Mountain Empire, which spans a portion of Southwest Virginia and the mountainous counties in Tennessee to the east. Kingsport lies in Sullivan, Hawkins and Washington counties in Tennessee. The population according to the 2010 census is 48,205. Eastman Chemical Company is headquartered in Kingsport. Domtar operates the Kingsport Mill at which the company produces uncoated freesheet. Holston Army Ammunition Plant operated by BAE Systems' Ordnance Systems, Inc. manufactures a wide range of secondary detonating explosives for the Department of Defense.
Johnson City is located in Washington, Carter, and Sullivan counties. As of 2014 the estimated population was 65,813, making it the ninth-largest city in Tennessee. Johnson City is an economic hub largely fueled by East Tennessee State University and the medical "Med-Tech" corridor, anchored by the Johnson City Medical Center, Franklin Woods Community Hospital, ETSU's Gatton College of Pharmacy and ETSU's Quillen College of Medicine.
Bristol is located in Sullivan County, Tennessee. The population was 26,702 at the 2010 census. It is the twin city of Bristol, Virginia, which lies directly across the state line. The boundary between the two cities is also the state line, which runs along State Street in their common downtown district. The U.S. Congress declared Bristol to be the "Birthplace of Country Music" recognizing its contributions to early country music recordings and influence.
Travel options in and around the Tri-Cities region include:
Links to recent accidents in the Tri-Cities region:
If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in the region, go to the link above for the accident type you are seeking.
If you know someone who has been injured in a Tri-Cities accident, here are links to the major hospitals in the area:
Legal information for accident victims in the Tri-Cities
After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in Kingsport, Johnson City, or Bristol, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?
Where to find legal assistance after a Tri-Cities injury or fatality accident
After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Tri-Cities personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision caused by negligence, a Tri-Cities wrongful death lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind.