Three injured, one airlifted in Scottsville Road wreck
THP says wreck was caused by bad visibility in early morning sun
Tilly Dillehay Editor
Three people were injured and one remains in critical condition after a morning wreck on Wednesday. Lafayette resident Glennon Deering Scott, age 60, was airlifted to Vanderbilt after the crash, which THP says was probably caused by bad visibility in bright early morning light.
Both vehicles involved were traveling south on Scottsville Road when the accident occurred at about 8:00 AM. A large white Ford van had stopped on Scottsville Road, near the Macon County Drive In, where TDOT was doing some construction. The van was driven by Doyle Robinson, age 71. His wife Betty Robinson, age 68, was the only passenger. Trooper Justin Mote said that Glennon Scott came up behind them, failed to stop, and struck them from behind. “We believe it was because she couldn’t see it because of the sunlight,” said Mote. Scott was in a Jeep 4x4.
The two vehicles ricocheted to the other side of the road, with the van coming to a rest in a ditch and the Jeep coming to rest in the northbound lane of traffic.
TDOT workers who witnessed the accident leaped into motion, calling 911 and directing traffic around the accident. Responding to the scene were the Macon County Sheriff Department and EMS, an Extraction Unit, and THP.
Mr. and Mrs. Robinson were transported to Sumner County Regional Hospital, and Scott was airlifted to Vanderbilt, where she was in critical but stable condition as of Thursday morning.
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