The impact was so severe that the hood of the vehicle landed on the other side of the roadway.
After the wreck, the vehicle was on fire and the driver was lying partially underneath it, according to Good Samaritan, Malcom Meadows of Springfield. Malcom and his wife Meghan were the first to arrive on the scene.
Malcom quickly pulled the driver out from under the vehicle, up the embankment and away from the vehicle while his wife Meghan called 911. Somehow the driver sustained only minor injuries and in fact declined medical treatment.
Officials told Smokey Barn News that the driver was likely ejected from the vehicle. After the wreck, leaves under the vehicle ignited, according to Fire Chief Chad Gregory with North Robertson Fire and Rescue.
According to the THP, the 31 year old driver was taken into custody under suspicion of DUI and transported to the Robertson County Detention facility in Springfield.
The THP released the following preliminary findings on the crash. “The vehicle was traveling East on Kinneys Road. The vehicle went off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree then burst into flames. The impact was so severe that the hood was found off the road”
The THP, the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office, North Robertson Fire & Rescue and Robertson County EMS all responded to the scene.
The impact so severe the hood of the vehicle landed across the roadway.
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