Rockwood Accident sends two via LifeStar to UT Medical Center

A 2-car crash in Rockwood Tuesday, just before 6pm, sent two 2 Morgan County men to The University of Tennessee Medical Center by 2 separate LifeStar helicopters.  The accident occurred at the entrance to Rockwood’s Wal-Mart on Highway 27. The police report is not yet available, but we do know according to sources with the fire department on the scene, that one other victim was transported by ground ambulance to Roane Medical Center and one other patient refused to be transported. The crash resulted in an SUV, that was heading northbound at the traffic light, being turned over after impact from a car that was exiting Wal Mart onto highway 27.  The SUV was pushed into the southbound lanes, ejecting the two occupants before resting in its side. The helicopters landed in the northbound lanes of highway 27 to transport the two victims as traffic was tied up for about an hour.  Traffic was directed by Sheriffs department deputies and THP, who assisted the Rockwood Police at the accident scene. Rockwood Fire personnel were first at the scene to offer first aid of the injured until the ambulances could arrive. The report with the names of those involved may not be ready until Friday as the investigating Officer, Rockwood Police Officer Kendall Mitchell is off duty until then. As we get the information we will pass it along to you.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 25, Chandler 21, and Naomi 11. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 9 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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