Hwy 49 East RE-OPENS Following Head-On Wreck UPDATE
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – According to officials, six people, ranging from 16 to 34 years of age, were transported to area hospitals Monday morning following a head-on wreck on Hwy 49 East, just outside of Springfield. LOCATION OF WRECK
The accident occurred just after 6:am Monday morning between Hwy 76 and Owens Chapel Rd.
Officials tell Smokey Barn News that six people were transported to area hospitals, four to NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield and two to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville but official say none of the injuries were life threatening.
One of the occupants, a pregnant female, was pinned and had to be extracted. According to Robertson County EMS Assistant Director Russell Gupton, “Reportedly, all occupants were awake and alert. One patient, a pregnant female, was eventually transferred to Vanderbilt by aircraft. Visible injuries at the scene appeared non-life threatening; however a language barrier prevented a more thorough evaluation at the scene.”
As far as a cause, the accident is still under investigation by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, but the THP did indicate that three vehicles were involved. Two vehicles hit head-on and the THP’s investigation was including a third vehicle, a pickup, that was positioned in a driveway near the roadway.
Hwy 49 was reopened around 8:30am.
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