Bradley County EMS had a busy afternoon and evening on Monday. It was reported the heavy rain was a contributing factor.
At 2:30 p.m. the first accident was on Benton Pike east of Hancock Road. The initial reports were that it was a head on collision with children involved. Bradley County EMS responded with two ambulances and transported two children and two adult females to Sky Ridge Medical Center.
The next accident was one hour later at 3:30 p.m. on Highway 60 near Hopewell School. A single vehicle was seen swerving and then left the roadway. When responders arrived on the scene they found an adult female trapped in her car. The patient was extricated by Bradley County Fire and Rescue. She was not seriously injured and was not transported.
Another accident an hour later at 4:25 p.m. on Bellefounte Road resulted in a single vehicle running off the road into a ditch with no injuries.
At 8:30 p.m., an accident on APD-40 near Fire hall Station 3 resulted in a car striking a guardrail which in turn resulted in secondary accidents involving at least two more vehicles. EMS transported one patient from that accident.
“To say the least, Bradley County EMS and Bradley County Fire and Rescue were kept extremely busy during the evening hours. The weather seems to have been a contributing factor. During inclement weather we all need to slow down and increase our awareness,” said Stan Clark.