Wrong way driver crash on Highway 153 sends three to the hospital
CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – A wrong way driver crashed head on into a pickup early Thursday morning on a Highway 153 ramp.
It happened in the 100 block of 153 around 2:11 AM.
Chattanooga police report that a Jeep Patriot was travelling the wrong way in the southbound lane after entering from the East Brainerd exit ramp.
The Jeep hit a Dodge Ram head-on, spinning sideways at the 153 and I 75 split.
Seconds later, a motorcycle came on the crash scene and could not avoid the jeep.
The motorcyclist was thrown from his bike in the collision.
The motorcyclist, the driver of the pickup and a passenger in the Jeep were all transported to the hospital.
The bike driver was in intensive care, but police say all three injuries are considered non-life-threatening.
The driver of the Jeep, Bradford Bailey, has been charged with DUI, Reckless Endangerment and other traffic violations.
If you have any more information on the wreck, please call Chattanooga Police at 423-698-2525.