Crash Sends Four To Hospitals

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An accident on State Route 53 Monday afternoon sent four Woodbury people to area hospitals.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred near the intersection of State Route 281.

The THP reports that at around 4:28 p.m. a 2001 Pontiac Bonteville being driven by Janis Ann Smith of Woodbury was traveling northbound on SR 53. A 2006 Toyota being driven by Redena Murdock of Woodbury was traveling southbound on SR 53.

Murdock’s vehicle was in the turning lane, attempting to turn onto Hwy 281. Murdock apparently did not see Smith’s vehicle approaching and pulled out, causing Smith’s vehicle to hit Murdock’s on the right side. 

Smith and an unidentified passenger in her vehicle were transported by air for medical treatment. Murdock and a 14-year-old passenger in her vehicle were transported by Cannon County EMS to Stones River Hospital.

One patient reported had a severe laceration to the head. The initial caller to Cannon County Dispatch advised one person was entrapped and another was ejected.

In addition to the THP and Cannon County EMS, the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department, the Mooretown Volunteer Fire Department and the Cannon County Rescue Squad worked the accident.

One of the initial first responders to get on scene reportedly was Tim Bell, who works for Lifeflight and who lives close to the vicinity of the accident.

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