State trooper in middle of three car wreck

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper was injured after being rear ended and pushed into a truck, according to THP officials.

The trooper, Bradley Keaton, was stopped at an intersection on Highway 33, when he was rear ended by a pick up truck driven by Michael Osbourne.

The trooper's car then smashed into another truck. Its driver, Kenneth Cooper, was not taken to the hospital. Keaton had to be treated for minor injuries and has been released from the hospital.

Osbourne has been charged with Vehicular Assault and Failure to Exercise Due Caution.


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  • by crazyassbikerboy Location: union co tn on Sep 10, 2011 at 10:02 PM
    Its unfortunate that it took my friend to bring the previous persons comment to attention although mike is a good guy he also has had a sleeping disorder all his life and his narcotic roxy oxy habits haven't helped him out very much in the last 8 years or so he has completely changed him as a person he worked for tindells for years an did great through life but he messed up or not is one of the worst drivers I've ever ridden with he will scare you to death if he don't wreck you people with sleeping disorders shouldn't be able to drive without being medicated but as we all know COPS ARE NEVER WRONG AN ALTHOUGH MIKE IS GUILTY OF CAUSEING THE CRASH I THINK THE CHARGES PLACED ON HIM WERE HARSH tough break mike and to state trooper keaton happy ya didn't die but when you leave in your cruiser don't take it for granted because for every misdeed done will come back to get you jus like that chevy truck did good luck to you sir
  • by professional driver on Sep 7, 2011 at 04:54 PM
    Its funny when a state trooper is involved in an accident the person is charged with vehicular assault and failure to exercise caution but when a normal citizen is involved the other person is cahrged with following too closely. Why is that? Do state troopers think they are special and more important than the regular motoring public they are supposed to be protecting? Just a thought.

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