A man was airlifted and five others were transported to a hospital by ambulance after a head-on collision in Bradley County on Monday afternoon.
Just before 4:30 p.m., Bradley County Emergency Medical Service responded four ambulances and one paramedic supervisor to the collision at the intersection of White Oak Road and Rollins Ridge Road. When units arrived on the scene they found a Kia passenger vehicle and a Chevrolet Suburban involved.
The front seat passenger of the Kia had to be extricated from the wreckage by Bradley County Fire and Rescue. It was determined by the paramedic in charge that his injuries would warrant treatment at a level one trauma center. Air medical was requested to respond and land nearby. Lifeforce 3 landed at the parking lot at Mt. Olive Church of God on Harrison Pike. Bradley County Fire and Rescue was in charge of the landing zone.
The adult male patient was flown to Erlanger and was in serious but stable condition.
Three more adult males were transported from the car and a 44-year-old female and a 12-year-old female from the suburban. These five patients were all stable at this time and transported to Sky Ridge Medical Center by Bradley County EMS.