Three Hospitalized After Car Crashes Into Embankment
PUTNAM COUNTY, Tenn. – Three people were hospitalized after a car crashed over an embankment in Putnam County on Tuesday afternoon.
The crash happened just before 3:20 p.m. one mile west of Hilham Highway on East Whitehall Road.
It took approximately an hour for ten Putnam County Rescue Squad volunteers to extricate two of the victims from the wreckage, due to the instability of the vehicle being on an embankment.
Two of the victims were treated on scene, and then taken by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. A third victim was taken to Cookeville Regional Medical Center, then taken by ambulance to Vanderbilt.
Their identities and conditions were not released.