A mother and her two daughters were involved in a one vehicle crash Friday morning on Highway 56 south near Smithville Nursery.
Lieutenant Brian Lawson of the Tennessee Highway Patrol says 36 year old Tammy Patrick of Smithville was driving south on Highway 56 in a 1998 Mercury Villager Mini-van when the vehicle dropped off the roadway, struck a culvert, and overturned before coming to rest in the southbound lane on it's wheels facing west.
Patrick and her daughters, 13 year old Maggie Parsons and 6 year old Chloe Patrick were taken by DeKalb EMS to DeKalb Community Hospital.
Lieutenant Lawson says Ms Patrick was treated for some scrapes and bruises while the six year old may have suffered a broken arm. Parsons was apparently uninjured.
Both Ms Patrick and Parsons, a front seat passenger, were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash while the six year old was a rear seat passenger, restrained in a booster seat. Both airbags deployed upon impact.
County Fire Chief Donny Green says the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department's Extrication Team was called to the scene to remove the mother from the van. Green says although she only had minor injuries, Ms. Patrick was entrapped by the driver's side door and the door had to be forced open by the department's extrication unit. The Keltonburg Station of the DeKalb County Fire Department was also on the scene to render assistance.