Bradley County EMS has a busy day with accidents

Bradley County EMS has a busy day with accidents

September 17th, 2013 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Yesterday Bradley County EMS responded to multiple accidents within the city.

The first happened just after 4 p.m at 1073 Wildwood Ave. A 51-year-old female had been struck in the rear of her car. The vehicle suffered moderate damage. She was transported to Sky Ridge medical Center with minor injuries.

At 4:25 p.m. a serious accident took place on Paul Huff Parkway at the entrance/exit to the Target Shopping Center. It involved a Volkswagen Beetle and an SUV. The Volkswagen was struck in the driver's door. The 25-year-old female driver of the beetle suffered serious injuries.

Multiple EMS units and the Cleveland Fire Department responded to the scene. The patient had to be extricated from the wreckage. Air medical was requested to land on the scene. A landing zone was set up at the corner of Paul Huff and Frontage Road. The female patient was flown by Air Evac to Erlanger Medical Center which is a level one trauma center. There was a male passenger who suffered cuts and abrasions and was transported locally to Sky Ridge. The SUV had a mother and three children. They were not injured.

Just before 7 p.m. another crash on Paul Huff at the interstate involved 2 cars and a motorcycle. The 52-year-old male driver of the motorcycle was not seriously injured and was transported to Sky Ridge.

In the early morning hours an 18 wheeler jackknifed at the 31 mile marker south bound. Bradley County EMS responded one ambulance initially at 2 a.m. to the scene. At that time the 26-year-old driver of the truck did not wish to be transported. EMS was called back to the scene four hours later and transported the driver to Sky Ridge with very minor injuries.