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Mayor Glenn Jacobs advised to rest after crash prompting absence from County Commission meeting

The deputy chief of staff and communications director stood in for Hair and Jacobs during the meeting.
Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs / Source: (Knox County Mayor's Office)
Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs / Source: (Knox County Mayor's Office)(WVLT)
Published: Sep. 29, 2020 at 11:27 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs was noticeably absent from Monday night’s County Commission meeting.

According to the Mayor’s Office, Jacobs was involved in a minor car crash. Jacobs and his Chief of Staff Bryan Hair were hit from behind by another vehicle.

According to KPD, the crash happened around 1:30 p.m. Monday on Cedar Bluff Raod at Peters Road. The driver of the vehicle that hit Mayor Jacobs' car told police his foot slipped off the brake pedal and hit the gas pedal.

Mayor Jacobs was not injured in the crash but advised by a doctor to rest on Monday out of an abundance of caution. Jacobs' chief of staff received minor injuries in the crash.

The deputy chief of staff and communications director stood in for Hair and Jacobs during the meeting.

Both Jacobs and Hair returned to work on Tuesday.

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