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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:

The Tri-Cities Regional Airport serves the entire community. The Kingsport Area Transit Service provides bus service, as does Johnson City Transit and Bristol Tennessee Transit

Links to recent accidents in the Tri-Cities region:

Tri-Cities car accidents;

Tri-Cities pedestrian accidents;

Tri-Cities motorcycle accidents;

Tri-Cities aircraft accidents;

Tri-Cities bicycle accidents;

Tri-Cities bus accidents;

Tri-Cities train accidents;

Tri-Cities commercial truck accidents.

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:

Holsten Valley Medical Center;

Indian Path Medical Center;

Johnson City Medical Center;

Bristol Regional Medical Center.

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.

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Most recent accident reports

A southbound CSX train was just leaving the rail yard when the engineer and the conductor noticed a man lying in the middle of the tracks.
Date: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
At around 3:10pm, Bailey's car crossed over the center line, went up the curb on the opposite side of the road, and struck a tree which caused the vehicle to roll and eject her, as she was not wearing a seatbelt.
Date: 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Roadway: 
Catawba Street
Gary Bowers, 50, of Washington County, VA, dies from injuries sustained  in an industrial accident at Helms Candy plant in Bristol, Virginia on Wednesday.
Date: 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
A man is dead after a Saturday morning crash outside of a Bluff City flea market. The crash occurred in front of Tri-Cities Flea Market, 4571 Highway 11-E. A pickup pulling onto the highway was reportedly hit in the side by a Mercedes.
Date: 
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Roadway: 
Highway 11
Type: Car Accident
All four people involved were taken to Holston Valley Medical Center. Shanks and Phillips were already treated and released, while Brown and Livesay remain in the hospital but are both listed as in good condition.
Date: 
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Roadway: 
11-W
The victim told officers that Jones hit her with his van after she confronted him about hitting her car. The victim was transported to a hospital to check for internal injuries and her unborn child.
Date: 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Roadway: 
Stonegate Road
Kingsport police believe speed and alcohol use played a role in a fatal head-on collision Saturday morning on East Stone Drive that left one man dead and two other people with possible injuries.
Date: 
Friday, July 18, 2014

The names of two men who were involved in a crash on Interstate 81 yesterday, which resulted in one of them being killed, have been released.

Date: 
Monday, June 9, 2014
Roadway: 
Interstate 81
Type: Car Accident

Authorities have released the name of a 7-year-old girl killed in a single-vehicle accident that occurred Saturday afternoon in Kingsport.

The deceased was identified as Ava Marie Wagers, 7, Barnett Drive, Kingsport.

Date: 
Friday, June 6, 2014
Type: Car Accident

NICKELSVILLE — A Southwest Virginia woman was killed Friday morning in a single-vehicle accident in Scott County.

Date: 
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Roadway: 
Route 71
Type: Car Accident

Virginia State Police say three people are dead after a car slid into a tractor-trailer parked along Interstate 81 in Washington County.

Date: 
Monday, June 2, 2014
Roadway: 
Interstate 81
Type: Car Accident

CHURCH HILL — A Church Hill woman was killed Sunday evening when a pickup struck the passenger side of the vehicle in which she was riding as it crossed Highway 11-W at the Goshen Valley Road intersection.

Date: 
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Type: Car Accident

NICKELSVILLE — Four people were injured, including one critically, in a head-on collision that occurred Sunday night in Scott County.

Date: 
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Roadway: 
Route 71
Type: Car Accident

The victim of a fatal crash between a pickup and cement truck Monday afternoon has been identified as a Sullivan County man.

Date: 
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Roadway: 
Highway 75
Date: 
Tuesday, March 18, 2014