Crash sends woman to Erlanger
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
May 31, 2013 | 2926 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Bradley County’s Traffic Unit is in charge of investigating a crash in which one person was flown from the scene, suffering from head and body injuries.

According to Sgt. Andy Smith, details were few, but he said it appeared one vehicle was traveling north on Spring Place Road shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday and another vehicle was going south.

The southbound vehicle crossed into the northbound lane, colliding with the other vehicle.

Driver details were not immediately available this morning; however, one woman was flown to Erlanger Medical Center for treatment.

The investigation is continuing.

- Bradley County officials filed two reports of vandalism to yards and cars this week.

According to two reports filed by deputy Jacob Wallace, he went to a Falcon Drive address where he spoke with Cordell Blaylock.

Blaylock said someone rolled his Toyota truck with toilet tissue, eggs and another substance. Crystal Wynn said someone had wrapped her vehicle in plastic wrap. Mailboxes and bushes in the yard also showed signs of vandalism.

Wallace then went to a Dale Lane address and spoke with Sara Haddock.

Haddock was reportedly staying with her brother at their parent’s residence.

Haddock said she discovered someone had rolled three vehicles with tissue and plastic wrap as well as poured some type of substance on the vehicles.

No damage estimate was listed in either report filed by the deputy.

- A Chestuee Road resident reported the theft of copper wire from his garage.

According to a report filed by deputy Kolby Duckett, Gene Burchfiel said someone broke into his garage during the past weekend and took copper wire and silver-plated copper.

A possible suspect was named in the theft, according to Duckett.

The wire was valued at $1,100.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Bradley County beginning this weekend.

The checkpoints will be set up in random location in the county.

According to THP officials, checkpoints are an effective means of recognizing the dangers presented to the driving public by motorists who would violate the laws of the state.

All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.