JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — A Johnson City Police Department (JCPD) vehicle crashed into a trailer at the 3200 block of Mayfield Drive Monday night, knocking it from its foundation.
Washington County 911 dispatch confirmed with News Channel 11 that the JCPD responded to the crash and that no injuries were reported. Brianna Braswell told News Channel 11 she was inside the home with her husband and 2-year-old son watching TV in the living room when they felt the impact.
“…I thought it was an earthquake, honestly,” she said. “And just everything just went to one side. It just happened so quick. Like, I don’t even know how to even explain it, really, but it was crazy.”
Braswell told News Channel 11 the impact gave her bruises on her leg.
“Me and my husband got slung onto the couch onto the other side of the house, like with my son,” she said. “It pinned me so hard.”
According to the residents, the officer was responding to a call from a nearby home and did not put the car in park.
“And he said that he got out of his car and forgot to put the brake on or something and that it went rolling and he went to grab it and it drug him,” Braswell said. “But I don’t know. It’s just so much impact. It knocked the trailer to where its not even on the foundation anymore. It’s literally laying sideways at this point. Yeah, our back porch was at least 5 feet off the ground and it’s on the ground, literally.”
A viewer sent pictures of the reported crash, which show damage to the trailer and porch area.
Braswell said she and her family were displaced due to the impact. In addition to her, her husband and her son, who “has special medical needs,” Braswell said a cat and fish are also a part of the family. The Red Cross assisted and put the family in a hotel.
The residents say a lot of their belongings were destroyed by the impact.