GREENBRIER TENNESSEE (Smokey Barn News) – A Greenbrier teenager was airlifted to an area hospital after a motor vehicle accident Thursday evening.
The accident occurred around 5:20pm at the intersection of Highway 257 (Betts Rd) and New Cut Road. MAP
According to officials, 19 year old Jolee D. Birdwell of Greenbrier, in a 1999 Honda Civic, was impacted by a 2008 Ford F250 pickup truck traveling West on Betts Rd with 2 occupants, William Lambert, 33, of Springfield and a 3 year old child..
Birdwell was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center by Air Evac Lifeteam with injuries that required evaluation by a trauma physician. The occupants of the pickup truck, a father and son from Coopertown were both properly restrained and sustained only minor injuries, according to officials.
The 19 year old female required extrication from the vehicle by the White House Community Volunteer Fire Department, according to Robertson County EMS Assistant Director Russell Gupton. Robertson County EMS, Robertson County Sheriff’s office, the THP and the White House Community Volunteer Fire Department all responded to the scene.
As far as a cause of the accident, according to a Tennessee Highway Patrol preliminary report, Birdwell failed to stop at a stop sign causing the accident.
Additionally, according to the THP, Birdwell will be facing charges of “Failure to Stop at a Stop sign, Due Care, Simple Possession and Drug Paraphernalia.”
Two sources told Smokey Barn News that Birdwell was delivering a pizza for a local company at the time of the accident and Papa Johns pizza in Springfield did confirm that Birdwell was working for them Thursday evening. A manager with Papa Johns Pizza said that Birdwell had been with them for one or two months.
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