Woman injured after accident on West Elk Avenue

By Abby Morris
Star Staff

A 49-year-old woman was injured after the pickup truck she was driving was struck by another vehicle around noon on Thursday.
Mary E. Blevins, of 133 Bob Wright Road, was transported to the Sycamore Shoals Hospital emergency room by members of the Carter County Rescue Squad for treatment of possible back and neck injuries.
According to Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Carl Burrough, Blevins was operating the truck west bound on West Elk Avenue in front of Taco Bell and Baskin Robbins restaurants when her vehicle was struck by another that was attempting to enter the roadway.
The other vehicle, a blue Honda Civic EX, was driven by Heather Cameron Marcum, 18, of 139 Carden Drive. Neither Marcum or her 19-year-old passenger, Steven Walker, of 104 Nave Street, was injured in the collision.
According to Burrough, Marcum was attempting to pull out from the parking lot of the Taco Bell and Baskin Robbins restaurant into the westbound lanes of traffic when her vehicle struck the truck driven by Blevins. Burrough stated that Blevins had been traveling in the left hand lane of traffic at the time of the collision.
Blevins was treated at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital emergency room and was released later in the day on Thursday.