An early morning ATV accident on Flatwoods Road entering North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area at Caryville, Tn., seriously injured a Knoxville man.
TWRA Wildlife Officer Joel Hyden reported that sometime around midnight on Thursday, Cameron Hickey, 31, of Knoxville, was operating a Yamaha Kodiak 4-wheeler on Flatwoods Road entering NCWMA when he hit a rock and lost control. Mr.
Hickey was ejected from the ATV, thrown over 80 feet, and knocked unconscious. A friend of the victim who was following Mr. Hickey in a sport utility vehicle witnessed the incident and dialed 911.
Officers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol and Campbell County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and the victim was airlifted to UT Medical Center where he remains in intensive care.
The incident is under investigation by TWRA.