December 7, 2022

Wreck on Flatwoods Road requires Air Evac

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LIFE-SAVING RESPONSE – Eva VFD volunteers, the Air Evac crew, THP and BCSO officers, and BCRS members act quickly to ensure the safety of a trapped woman.

On Wednesday evening, Sept. 21, two persons traveling in a four-door sedan on Flatwoods Road near Big Sandy were involved in a single vehicle accident in which the car exited the roadway, flipping on its top, and entrapping one of the vehicle’s occupants.

The male occupant reported minor injuries but was able to exit the vehicle on his own. The female occupant was trapped in the upside-down vehicle, which was of particular concern to first responders as she reportedly is pregnant.

Personnel from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee Highway Patrol, EMS, Eva Volunteer Fire Department, and Benton County Rescue Squad (BCRS) all responded to the scene of the wreck. 

As BCRS worked to free the woman from the vehicle, the Air Evac Lifeteam was called to provide transport to a suitable emergency room. Eva VFD volunteers provided a landing zone for the incoming helicopter and stood ready to assist with fire suppression if needed.

Ultimately, the woman, who was conscious during her extrication from the vehicle, was provided emergency treatment and airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. The man with minor injuries was treated on scene and released.

“This is another example of how well our first responders work together in a crisis situation,” said Sheriff Kenny Christopher. “Thanks to the rapid response of BCSO, THP, Eva VFD, BCRS, EMS, and Air Evac, prompt life-saving aid was given when it was needed most.”

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