Family displaced after car crashes into mobile home in Greenbrier

A family was displaced after an SUV crashed into their Greenbrier home.
Published: Aug. 17, 2022 at 12:28 PM CDT
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GREENBRIER, Tenn. (WSMV) - Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to a remote residence that had been destroyed by a vehicle on Wednesday afternoon near Greenbrier, TN.

The family who lives in mobile was displaced after the accident.

“I’ve had a lot of memories here,” Michael Forsythe said, as he glanced back at his now unlivable home. “I got a call at work that a car went through my house.”

According to troopers at the scene, 31-year-old Coumba Sow, of Antioch, was driving a 4-Runner on Tom Austin Highway when he lost control and crashed into a parked race car alongside the road, sending it into the mobile home behind it. The Sow’s vehicle also made contact with the home, crumpling the far corner, and causing the roof to partially collapse.

The impact of the crash made the home move nearly 10 feet off of its foundation.

“I’m just glad my wife and kids were not home,” Forsythe said. “She smacked the racecar into the white SUV and pushed it all into the house.”

THP said neither Sow, nor his juvenile passenger, were injured in the crash. Additionally, the home was empty at the time of the incident.

“Oh, yeah. I feel a lot lucky,” Devin Legon said. Forsythe’s cousin was sitting in that white SUV when the driver came barreling down the lawn. “Next thing I know, the racecar was getting shoved into the Nissan Armada, and it about slung me out of the driver’s seat.”

It’s what the woman said next that caught his attention. “All I heard was, she said, ‘I have babies!’ So, we jumped out - I jumped out of the Nissan.”

The woman and her kids are OK, too, but Forsythe is forced to find a new place to live.

“It was definitely heartbreaking,” he said.

Neighbors told WSMV that particular stretch of Tom Austin Hwy has a reputation for wrecks. We reached out to THP for a record of how many crashes have occurred there in 2022. We are waiting to hear back.

Picture shows the car that crashed into a house in Greenbrier.
Picture shows the car that crashed into a house in Greenbrier.(WSMV)

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