TOP PHOTO: The roof of this Buick was peeled back by the Jaws of Life to free one person that was pinned.
CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – This is a response to WLAF from the lady that was pinned in the Sunday afternoon wreck: “I was the one that was pinned in the car and flown out to the hospital. My husband and I have a lot of ribs broken. He needs plates on his sternum. I need pins and rods in my wrist. We are alive and that’s what matters the most. By the grace of God.” (UPDATED 12/22/2020-6AM)
An afternoon wreck on I-75 between the two Caryville exits sent two people to the hospital by medical helicopters.
At 3:30 pm on Sunday afternoon, a car flipped on its side in a one-vehicle wreck on the southbound side of I-75 at mile marker 138. One person was pinned and two were flown by the two med choppers that landed on the interstate’s southbound side.
The lanes on the southbound section of the interstate were shutdown for about an hour. Traffic was just beginning to flow at a reasonable rate around 6 pm.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol worked the wreck as well as multiple agencies including the fire departments from Caryville, Jacksboro and La Follette along with the La Follette Rescue Squad, the police departments of Caryville and Jacksboro and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department. TDOT was also on the scene. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/20/2020-6PM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF CFD CHIEF EDDIE HATMAKER)