Local Man Is Hero After Vehicle Burst Into Flames

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

We have an update on the accident that occurred Sunday afternoon on Gowen Road.
8-year-old Parker Jones was riding in his mother’s Toyota SUV when the vehicle went off the roadway and hit a row of trees.
Parker’s mom, 35-year-old Amber Jones, got the SUV back onto the road, and her vehicle burst into flames. Jones was able to get out safely but her son was trapped.
The boy’s mother was attempting to get the child out of the burning vehicle. A Manchester man, who asked Thunder Radio to not give his name, was visiting a home on Gowen Road when the accident occurred.  He saw the flames and rushed over to save the boy from the burning car. WMSR News does have the name of the local hero, but we are choosing to honor the man’s wishes by not giving his name.
The child was transported by helicopter to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Parker Jones suffered facial trauma, a leg injury, and third degree burns. He is being treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
The investigation is closed ,and there will be no charges.