Child Saved After Crashed SUV Burst Into Flames

Family fortunate after vehicle goes up in flames... Photo by Barry West

Just after 5:00PM Sunday afternoon, a Coffee County woman was driving a Toyota SUV and her 6-year-old son was a passenger. The two were traveling west on Gowen Road in the New Union area.
The SUV was near the Gowen Road Bridge when the driver went off the right side of the road and struck several trees. The Toyota then careened back onto the road and burst into flames.

Toyota destroyed by fire... By Barry West

The driver was able to get out, but the young boy was trapped. A bystander forced the passenger door open and rescued the child.

Child was flown to Vanderbilt for treatment... By Barry West

The child was flown to Vanderbilt with deep cuts, broken bones, and a possible head injury. The driver was unhurt and not transported. The Coffee County Sheriff’s department and EMS worked the crash scene.
More details when they become available.