Tuesday crash leaves one injured

Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 11:49 am

 

Emergency crews work to extricate Steven Bell from his truck after it crashed on Interstate Drive Tuesday. Crews worked for nearly an hour to move the truck and then remove Bell from the vehicle. (Staff photo by John Coffelt)

Emergency crews work to extricate Steven Bell from his truck after it crashed on Interstate Drive Tuesday. Crews worked for nearly an hour to move the truck and then remove Bell from the vehicle. (Staff photo by John Coffelt)

An air conditioning technician for Veterans Heating, A/C, and Electrical was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center following a single car crash Tuesday on Interstate Drive in Manchester.

According to Manchester Police Department Major Bill Sipe at the scene, the vehicle’s sole occupant, Steven R. Bell, of Shelbyville, veered off the roadway, went down an embankment and crashed into a tree line near the wooded area on Interstate Drive near the Trussler Medical Plaza.

Manchester Fire and Rescue worked for approximately 45 minutes to extract Bell from the

Manchester firefighter Stephen Wooten, right, wipes sweat away from his eyes after working for nearly an hour to extricate Steven Bell from his vehicle Tuesday. (Staff photo by John Coffelt)

Manchester firefighter Stephen Wooten, right, wipes sweat away from his eyes after working for nearly an hour to extricate Steven Bell from his vehicle Tuesday. (Staff photo by John Coffelt)

vehicle.  Due to the steep terrain and that the truck was entangled in a fencerow, emergency responders had a difficult time extricating the driver. Workers had to partially pull the vehicle from where it had stopped midway down the small ravine in order to remove Bell.

Sipe said that the cause of Bell’s leaving the roadway was not known at the time.

Bell appeared to be conscious as medical personnel prepared him for transport, but his coworkers on the scene indicated that he was dazed and did not remember the crash.

Bell had been working in the area just before the crash.

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