Driver Airlifted After “End Over End” Fiery Rollover Crash Near Coopertown
COOPERTOWN TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – The driver of a passenger vehicle that survived a violent “end over end” fiery rollover crash near Coopertoen Wednesday afternoon was airlifted to an area hospital after the crash.
The crash occurred on Jack Teasley Rd just after 5 pm. LOCATION OF CRASH According to Assistant Fire Chief Allen Nicholson with the Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department, the engine compartment of the vehicle was fully involved when his team arrived.
According to Chief Nicholson, it appeared that the vehicle left the roadway in a sharp curve and went airborne before rolling “end over end” multiple times, crashing into a tree, and igniting. The driver was wearing safety restraints but a neighbor was able to undo the belt and assist the driver out of the vehicle, according to Chief Nicholson.
The 33-year-old female driver was flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, according to Robertson County EMS. Her condition was not immediately available but according to Chief Nicholson, she was alert and talking after the crash.
LifeFlight was already en route while Robertson County EMS assessed the driver and made the decision to have her flown to Vanderbilt.
Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department, Lifeflight, Robertson County EMS, Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Robertson County Sheriff’s office all responded to the scene.
The cause of the crash was not immediately known. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is leading the investigation. If more information becomes available, we will bring it to you.