Woman injured in single-car accident

July 16, 2008
Tom R. Duggin

A woman was injured in a single-car accident, Wednesday morning, at 6121 McMinnville Highway.

DeKalb County Fire Chief Donny Green told WJLE that Mary Wright of Keltonburg Road, Smithville, was traveling northbound on Highway 56 in a Chevrolet Corsica, when her automobile left the roadway and struck a tree. Wright had to be extricated from the vehicle by members of the local volunteer fire department, and was taken from the scene by helicopter to Vanderbilt Hospital for treatment of her injuries, which included several broken bones and trauma.

Members of both the Keltonburg and Blue Springs Fire Departments rendered assistance on the scene, along with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, DeKalb EMS and the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department.

Meanwhile, a second traffic accident was reported on Allen’s Ferry Road, Wednesday morning, which caused a power outage in portions of Smithville. No further details about that accident are available at this time, but officials of Smithville Electric System were on the scene for a while after the clean up making repairs to a power pole.

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