A father and his 4 year old son are very lucky to be alive
Smokey Barn News Wednesday April 9, 2014 Springfield, Tenn. (Story Updated BELOW)
Father And Son Survive Rollover Accident Near Coopertown
A father and his 4 year old son are very lucky to be alive after their vehicle left the roadway and rolled over several times. The vehicle landed on its side at the intersection of Flewellyn Rd and New Chapel Rd just after midnight Tuesday. Location Of Wreck
A witness told Smokey that the boy was standing in the field near the wreck when they arrived at the scene. The boy indicated that he crawled out of the vehicle on his own. The father was also out of the vehicle but it wasn’t clear if he crawled out or if he was ejected from the vehicle. According to a witness, the father was in a lot of pain and had glass embedded in his back. The boy must have been strapped in tight because he had no injuries and seemed no worse for the wear after his ordeal. The father was transported to Northcrest Medical Center in Springfield with non-life threatening injuries.
According to a police report obtained by Smokey Barn News, when police responded to the scene they found Roy Lewis 25 of Springfield and his 4 year old son. Police say Lewis appeared intoxicated and had an odor of alcohol. Police asked Lewis what happened and he said he wasn’t driving the car, then denied knowing anything about the incident. Lewis then stated that a woman at the scene who knew him was the driver of the vehicle but she denied driving and stated that she pulled up and found Lewis and the 4 year boy in the field.
Lewis was taken to Northcrest Medical Center and then transferred to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Lewis did agree to a blood alcohol test and admitted to drinking but continued to deny driving the vehicle. After running the vehicle’s ID number it came back stolen. Springfield Police had taken a report for the stolen vehicle (a 2003 Ford Expedition) and the owner was notified that their vehicle was recovered. According to police, a beer can was found with the debris of the accident. The charges Lewis is facing are DUI Driving under the influence, Reckless Endangerment, Driving without a License and Theft Over $1,000.00
No further information on the injuries Lewis sustained were immediately available.
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