Woman injured in crash

Life Flight responds to single-car wreck in Lebanon
Aug 19, 2013
(Sara McManamy-Johnson • Lebanon Democrat) Lebanon police responded to a single-car crash on Lebanon Road near Arlington Road Monday.
(Sara McManamy-Johnson • Lebanon Democrat) Paramedics took Summer Vertrees, 31, of Mt. Juliet, to Vanderbilt via Life Flight after her 2003 Ford Expedition crashed into two trees.
(Sara McManamy-Johnson • Lebanon Democrat) Emergency responders work the scene of a single-car crash on Lebanon Road in Lebanon Monday.

 

A Mt. Juliet woman was seriously injured in a crash Monday in Lebanon.

According to Officer Wayne Howard of Lebanon police, Summer Vertrees, 31, of Mt. Juliet, was traveling east on Lebanon Road at about noon when she apparently lost consciousness while driving.

Her 2003 Ford Expedition veered off the road near Arlington Road and hit two trees before coming to rest next to a driveway in a yard.

Howard said Vertrees was awake and responsive when paramedics responded, but she sustained facial injuries and police did not know the overall extent of her injuries.

“She was wearing her seatbelt,” said Howard. “That’s probably what saved her life.”

Paramedics took Vertrees to Vanderbilt Hospital by helicopter. 

Howard said police are still investigating the cause of the crash, and they do not believe alcohol was a contributing factor.

 

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