Child injured, two charged in wreck

The drivers of two vehicles face numerous charges, and a 4-year-old child was airlifted to the hospital following a wreck Thursday on Oregon Road in Wilson County. Tennessee Highway Patrol officers said the wreck happened at about 11 p.m. in the Lascassas community. Trooper Shane Flemming ...
May 10, 2013

The drivers of two vehicles face numerous charges, and a 4-year-old child was airlifted to the hospital following a wreck Thursday on Oregon Road in Wilson County.

Tennessee Highway Patrol officers said the wreck happened at about 11 p.m. in the Lascassas community. Trooper Shane Flemming said a pickup truck rear-ended a car, which sent both vehicles off the road and the pickup on its roof in a drainage ditch.

Flemming said Joshua Bruinekool, 33, of Murfreesboro, was driving the 1994 Chevy pickup and was injured in the wreck. He was taken by ambulance to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Additionally Flemming said Bruinekool was charged with driving without insurance DUI, vehicular assault, reckless endangerment, no driver’s license, no seatbelt, registration not carried and failure to exercise due care.

According to Flemming, Rachael Cockrell was driving the 2004 Nissan Sentra and was also injured in the wreck. She was taken by ambulance to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. A 4-year-old child in Cockrell’s vehicle suffered significant injuries and was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The child was not restrained, Flemming said.

Flemming said Cockrell was charged with not using a child restraint device, vehicular assault, reckless endangerment, no seatbelt, DUI, registration not carried, driving without insurance and failure to exercise due care.

The wreck remained Friday under investigation.

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