Macon County Chronicle

Rash of Accidents Keep Emergency Responders Busy

A rash of accidents over the last several days has kept Macon County law enforcement and emergency medical services busy during the triple digit temperatures.

On Saturday night, August 6th, fifty-nine-year-old Virginia Holland, of Macon County was driving a 2009 4-door Toyota, when she lost control on the Galen Road and veered off the roadway heavily damaging her vehicle. Suffering from minor injuries, she was transported by the Macon County EMS to Monroe County Medical Center, in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, where she has since been released. Trooper Tracy Donoho, of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, was the investigating officer, and first responders included the Macon County Sheriffs Department, Macon County EMS, THP and the Macon County Chronicle.

A couple of 4-wheeler accidents occurred over the weekend with Thomas Anderson, of 475 Wartrace Road, in Red Boiling Springs, being flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center, in Nashville, by helicopter.

According to Red Boiling Springs Chief of Police, Terry Tuck, a 911 call came in around 1:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon, August 5th. Apparently Anderson was spraying, when his ATV overturned, pinning him under it in a drainage ditch. After several minutes, he managed to get out and crawl to the road where a passerby called for help. He suffered a dislocated shoulder, broken ribs, and multiple cuts and bruises. He was released from Vanderbilt a couple of days later. Terry Tuck and Jacob Jordan investigated the accident and those responding to the scene were the Red Boiling Springs Police Department, Macon County EMS, Fire & Rescue, and the Macon County Chronicle.

Another 4-wheeler accident occurred on Sunday afternoon, August 7th in the vicinity of Liberty Road and the old Red Boiling Springs Road. An unknown victim was transported to MCGH by the EMS with only minor injuries. No more information was available at press time.