Crash Sends One Man To Erlanger

Emergency crews work to free man from wreckage... Photo by Barry West

A Smartt Station man was flown to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga after being involved in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday on Highway 55.
According to a report by Tennessee Highway Patrolman Carl Seagroves, a 2009 Chevrolet HHR operated by Ernie Bouldin, 30, of Smartt Station, struck the rear of 1995 GMC pickup that was pulling a flat bed trailer with a farm tractor on it that was operated by Jack Cock, 56, of Morrison.
Bouldin’s vehicle then went airborne and struck a Frontier operated by Milton Whitsett, 41, of Oak Drive, Manchester.
Manchester Fire personnel worked carefully for a period of time to free Bouldin from the crashed HHR.
After he was freed, Bouldin was placed in a waiting helicopter and flown to the Chattanooga hospital for treatment.