A 70-yr-old woman flipped her truck on Hwy 52 this morning, sustaining head injuries and a possible broken arm, according to THP.
Betty Burgett was driving a GMC Sierra pickup truck west on 52 when the accident occurred. Trooper Terry Seay said that she attempted to pass a tractor that was in front of her. The tractor was driven by James Michael Boyd, who was also traveling west, and was in the process of making a left hand turn into Alton Hill Road.
The pickup clipped the tractor as it was passing and flipped upside down, coming to rest next to the highway.
“She wasn’t trapped,” said Seay, “but she was hanging upside down in the seat, because she had her seatbelt on. EMS said she was still there when they got there.”
She was helped out of the vehicle and taken via ambulance to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville for treatment.
The accident occurred at about 11:30 am, and traffic was held up for an hour or so until emergency responders cleared the Highway. Responding to the scene were Macon EMS, Macon Sheriff Department, Lafayette Fire Department, a rescue unit, and Tennessee Highway Patrol.