Man Seriously Injured As Car Breaks In Half during Crash

November 10, 2012
Dwayne Page
Man Seriously Injured As Car Breaks Apart during Crash
Car Crashes into Tree and Breaks Apart

A 40 year old Dowelltown man was seriously injured Saturday night after his car crashed into a tree and broke in half on Holmes Creek Road beside the Smithville Golf Course.

Central dispatch received the call at 6:23 p.m.

Trooper Bobby Johnson of the Tennessee Highway Patrol told WJLE that Phillip Carroll of the Possum Hollow area was driving north in a 2005 Pontiac Sunfire when he crossed the center line, overcorrected and ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. Carroll was ejected. A small fire also ignited from the engine compartment of the car. It was quickly entiguished by members of the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department who arrived on the scene.

Carroll was taken by DeKalb EMS to the Smithville Municipal Airport and flown by helicopter ambulance to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. Trooper Johnson said he does not know the full extent of Carroll's injuries but he was conscious when help arrived to tend to him.

Members of the Smithville Police Department were also on site to render assistance.

Trooper Johnson said the cause of the wreck remains under investigation.

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