(Video) Drivers Escape Fiery Head-On Crash Near Springfield
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – “It could have been much worse,” according to officials in Robertson County. “Safety belts and airbags save lives,” said District Chief Bryan Dolash with the White House Community Volunteer Fire Dept. regarding a fiery head-on crash just outside Springfield.
The two-vehicle crash occurred on New Cut Rd near New Branch Lane around 9 pm. (LOCATION OF CRASH) When Firefighters with the White House Community Volunteer Fire Dept. arrived the vehicle was a fireball. Fortunately, both drivers survived.
The head-on impact and subsequent fire left both vehicles barely recognizable. New Cut Rd was closed for about two hours while the Tennessee Highway Patrol conducted their investigation and crews removed what was left of the two vehicles.
According to officials, an 18yr old male was in the pickup truck that caught fire and was transported to an area hospital by a relative. His injuries were not considered life-threatening. Information on the second driver is limited. We know he was reportedly seen walking after the crash but his injuries (if any) are still unknown.
The Robertson County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol were seen searching the area after the crash. We’re waiting for the THP’s official report on the crash to fill in the details.
The White House Community Volunteer Fire Department, The Robertson County Sheriff’s Office, Robertson County EMS, the Tennessee Highway Patrol all responded to the scene.
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