Springfield Teacher Hospitalized Following Accident Tuesday
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Marcia Farmer of Cedar Hill, a Springfield Middle School Teacher has been hospitalized following a two vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon.
Springfield Middle School Principal Dr Grant Bell, who came to the scene, told Smokey Barn News that Ms. Farmer had just left the school for the day when the wreck occurred. Farmer made it just a few blocks when, according to Springfield Police, a Chevrolet Impala failed to yield and struck Farmers 2015 GMC Sierra pickup on the side.
The impact caused Farmers vehicle to spin around and strike a utility pole. Farmer was transported to NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield in stable condition. Her condition was not considered to be life threatening.
Though likely shaken, officials say the 74 year old driver of the Impala was thankfully not seriously injured and did not request medical treatment or to be transported.
The accident occurred in Springfield at the intersection of 5th Ave and N. Walnut MAP, just before 2:00pm. 5th Ave was closed in both directions for about 45 minutes while the scene was cleared and police conducted their investigation. Police also said that drugs and alcohol were not a factor.
“We are sorry to hear of Mrs. Farmer’s injuries in a car crash today and trust that they are not serious. On behalf of the district and the Board of Education, we wish her a speedy and complete recovery.” Mike Davis, Robertson County Director Of Schools.
“Ms Farmer works with our special kids and she is an absolute angel. In order to work with those children every day you have to be a special kind person. She takes care of them like she’s their mother. We’re hoping she can make a full recovery, get well and get back to the classroom as soon as possible. ” Dr Grant Bell Springfield Middle School Principal.
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