Driver Pulled From Crumpled Semi In Early Morning I65 Crash
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – An early morning crash on I65 left the driver of a tractor-trailer buried in a row of trees making it a very difficult rescue operation for first responders.
The first call came into 911 at 3:40 am Thursday morning. The White House Community Volunteer Fire Department along with Robertson County EMS, were called to mile marker 105 on I65 southbound. Upon arrival, first responders found an 18-wheeler hauling recycled aluminum off of the roadway into a tree line. The tractor-trailer had sustained heavy damage and was very hard to access.
The decision was made to call in the City of White House Fire Department and the Millersville Fire Department to aid in the efforts to free the trapped driver. After an hour and 20 minutes, crews were able to free the driver from the cab.
“We’re happy to say the driver was in very good shape and Robertson County EMS, transported him to Skyline Medical Center to get checked over,” said White House Community Volunteer Fire Department Chief Joe Williams.
Smokey Barn News has learned that later in the morning the driver called to thank first responders who helped rescue him safely from the crumpled wreckage.
The Millersville Fire Department, the City of White House Fire Dept, Robertson EMS, the Robertson Emergency Management Agency, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and the Millersville Police Department all responded to the scene.
One lane was open during the entire rescue and both lanes of traffic on I65 reopened around 6:00 am.
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