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One man injured in 2-car collision on US 127 Saturday
Karen House
June 15, 2019, 8:25 p.m.

Firefighters assisted the driver out of this car with the Jaws of Life.  Photo courtesy of Mandy Easterly and Lt. Christopher Walker.

June 15, 2019 – A two-car collision at 2:47 p. m. today sent one man to the hospital after Dunlap firefighters extricated him from his Jeep Cherokee with the Jaws of Life.

According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) officer at the scene, an elderly woman driving a Chrysler sedan crossed US 127 from Rouse Hill Road to Old Union Road in front of the Jeep Cherokee.

Firefighters found the driver of the Jeep Cherokee unable to exit due to the door being jammed shut from the crash,” Lt. Christopher Walker of the Dunlap Fire Department said. “Using our new battery-operated Hurst Jaws of Life equipment, the driver was freed from the vehicle in a matter of seconds.”

Puckett EMS transported the driver to Erlanger Sequatchie Emergency Department with non-life threatening injuries. The woman in the car was shaken, but suffered no apparent injuries.

The Sequatchie County Sheriff's Office and the Dunlap Police Department also responded to the scene.

The THP is investigating the crash.