Two I-24 Crashes Send Four To Hospitals

One of the damaged vehicles... By Barry West

Emergency crews work to get victims out... Photo by Barry West

At 8:00 p.m. Saturday night (July 7, 2012), four people from Georgia were traveling east on I-24 when they experienced a blowout in one tire that sent them into a skid off the right side of the interstate, overturning several times. An eyewitness said they were right behind the Mitsubishi when they heard a loud
pop and saw the crash. No other cars were involved in the incident. One person was flown to Vanderbilt and another was taken to an area hospital. Manchester Fire & Rescue used the Jaws-of-Life to extract the two victims from the backseat of the car. THP was in charge of the scene.

As the chopper was landing and traffic was being stopped on I-24, a second crash at the 105 mile marker caused even more problems. Two people had minor injuries, and they were also transported to an area hospital.