UPDATE: Deputy Released from Hospital After Crash

Blount County (WVLT) - A Blount County Sheriff's Deputy is recovering at home after being involved in an accident.

The Blount County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman tells us a vehicle driven by Corporal Rodney Postel was t-boned last night while working emergency traffic on Foothills Mall Drive in Maryville.

Paramedics took him to Blount Memorial hospital with a back injury.

The hospital tells us he was treated and has since been released.

It's unclear if anyone else was hurt in the accident.


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  • by sandra Location: knoxville on Sep 18, 2008 at 05:49 AM
    so barbie are you done being full of bs yet?
  • by BSP Location: MARYVILLE on Jun 8, 2007 at 09:08 PM
    I just wanted to say thanks to everybody who was there for Rodney in his time of need. Thank God he is doing fine. A few possible cracked ribs is nothing compared to what could have happened. Thank you to the LOADS of friends and family that kept showing up in and out of the hospital. I have never seen so many people coming in and out of a hospital room in my life. It was great. And no, thank God, nobody else was hurt. I just hope this makes everybody realize that they really need to be more cautious with red lights and please pay attention to those running emergency traffic. They are not there to hinder your driving, they are there for something seriouse. Again, thank you for your support.
  • by BPS Location: MARYVILLE on Jun 8, 2007 at 08:52 PM
    thank god he is okay.

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