Two Accidents Keep Emergency Crews Busy

Crash scene photo of the accident on Volunteer Parkway.

Crash scene photo of the accident on Volunteer Parkway… Photo provided.

Wednesday morning, crews from Manchester Fire & Rescue, Manchester Police, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Coffee County EMS and the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department were called to the scene of a 2-vehicle accident. The accident occurred around 4:15am on the Woodbury Hwy at the I-24 overpass. One vehicle collided with the other and both drivers were injured. Both were transported to a local hospital via ambulance for treatment and observation.

The second accident occurred on Volunteer Parkway in the Interstate Industrial Park at 7am. According to a report from the Tennessee Highway patrol, Haley Whitsell, age 21 was driving an SUV on Volunteer Parkway when she collided with Thomas Duliba, age 52, also driving an SUV. Manchester Fire & Rescue was called out because drivers were pinned in the vehicles and crews used the Jaws of Life to free them. Whitsell was flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center for treatment of her injuries. Duliba and a passenger were transported via Coffee County EMS to Medical Center of Manchester. Duliba was later flown to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. We have no updated information on their conditions.