TOP PHOTO: An expectant mother died in the Wednesday afternoon wreck. Her newborn is alive following an emergency C-section at the Tennova La Follette Medical Center Emergency Room.
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Quick moving members of the medical community came together just after 1pm Wednesday to assist a man and woman involved in a motor vehicle accident on East Central Avenue. The accident happened when an SUV backed over the curb in the La Follette Medical Center parking lot, flipped, came down the hill and landed on its top on the sidewalk, according to La Follette Police.
An off duty firefighter was the first person on the scene followed by nurses at lunch at the east side Mexican grill. La Follette Police Officers were dispatched, along with LaFollette Fire Department First Responders. Nurses, doctors and other support staff rushed down the hill from the La Follette Medical Center to help.
One official said a man, 36-year old Daniel Sebby, was out of the GMC SUV when he arrived. An expectant mother, 37-year old Tabatha Boring, was ejected from the SUV and died from her injuries, according to La Follette Police. Boring and Sebby shared the same La Follette address.
Tennova La Follette Medical Center Emergency Room personnel performed an emergency C-section and saved the baby. The newborn was transported from LMC to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital at Knoxville, and is in stable condition. Boring was believed to have been about eight months pregnant.
Sebby was treated and released from LMC.
La Follette Fire and Police Departments, Campbell County EMS, La Follette Rescue Squad and LMC personnel responded. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is assisting La Follette Police in the ongoing investigation. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/25/2022-9PM)