Six Injured In Traffic Accidents

April 1, 2007
by: 
Dwayne Page

Five people were involved in a two vehicle crash Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 96 and U.S. 70 in Liberty.

Trooper Brian Raymond of the Tennessee Highway Patrol says 52 year old Sandra Hudson of Lower Helton Road, Alexandria was in a 2003 Dodge Caravan attempting to turn west on U.S. 70 from Highway 96 when she crossed into the path of an eastbound 1996 Suzuki Rodeo SUV, driven by 21 year old Jessica Tittle of Mill Street, Dowelltown.

Trooper Raymond says Hudson was ejected from the vehicle upon impact. Her husband, who came upon the wreck, put her in the back of his pickup truck and rushed her to DeKalb Community Hospital.

Tittle and her two children, 4 year old Ethan Tittle and 2 year old Anthony Tittle, and her mother-in-law, 39 year old Betty Lott, were taken to the hospital by EMS where they were treated and released.

Trooper Raymond says Hudson was charged with failure to yield the right of way.

Others on the scene rendering assistance were members of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department, DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department, and DeKalb and Wilson County EMS.

Meanwhile, a 33 year old Cookeville man escaped serious injury in a traffic accident Friday afternoon on Highway 56 near Puckett's Point Road.

Trooper Raymond says Jeromy York of Salem Road, Cookeville was traveling north in a 1999 Sterling Dump truck pulling a skidder on a trailer.

Trooper Raymond says as York was rounding a curve, the load shifted and the chain, anchoring the skidder, broke causing it to roll off the trailer. The truck then went out of control and overturned coming to rest on it's side.

York received minor injuries but was not transported to the hospital by EMS.

Traffic was tied up for several hours with only one lane of travel open most of the time during the investigation and cleanup.

Members of the Tennessee Department of Transportation, DeKalb County Sheriff's Department, DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department, and DeKalb EMS were also on the scene rendering assistance.

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