Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Engine 4 and Rescues 7 and 8 responded to a three-car motor vehicle accident at the intersection of W Northfiled Boulevard and Sulphur Springs Road just after 9:30 Wednesday morning.
When crews arrived on scene, one of the involved vehicles was turned on its side. The male driver was trapped by his seatbelt. Crews worked quickly to perform an extrication. The front windshield and sunroof had to be removed and the seatbelt was cut gradually to free the victim.
The victim was able to stand with assistance from responders, but was transported to Saint Thomas Rutherford by Rutherford County EMS for non-life threatening injuries. No other injuries were associated with this incident.
When the call came in to Dispatch, Rescue 7’s crew and Assistant Chief Kaye Jernigan were at Station 4 (1311 Jones Boulevard) participating in Water Rescue in-service training. “Rescue 7 was able to respond with Engine 4 immediately which sped up the extrication process,” said Assistant Chief Jernigan. “Everyone on scene worked quickly and efficiently to free the victim.”
Two of the vehicles involved were drivable. The victim’s vehicle was towed and crews applied oil dry to the road. At least one inbound and one outbound lane were closed during the incident. However, all lanes are back open at this time.
Murfreesboro Police Department is conducting a routine investigation. All accident related inquiries shall be made to MPD.