A Tennessee highway collision led to the untimely death of 6 young girls as they were ejected from the vehicle on March 26. According to first responders, the two-car crash had nine victims.
The crash occurred a little before 2 am on Interstate 24. The Robertson Country Emergency Medical Services released a statement on the Facebook page, detailing the horrific event. They said, in part:
“Initial arriving units worked quickly to search for, assess and triage the total 9 patients involved. 1 male adult had no complaints of injury and was ambulatory on scene. This man identified himself as the driver of a vehicle positioned west of the immediate scene. Only one other vehicle was involved. The vehicle was a car that was found upside down with very extensive damage. Another adult male was ambulatory on the scene and reported to responders that he had been in this car. This man was stable with what appeared to be minor injuries at that time. This man was transported to Skyline Trauma Center in Nashville by Cheatham County EMS Medic 4.
“An adult female was found outside the car in critical condition, believed to have been ejected from the car. This patient was already loaded into the initial arriving ambulance upon arrival of the second ambulance. The other 6 people on scene were pronounced as deceased with injuries that could not be resuscitated. Of these 6 individuals, all were female and ages appeared to have ranged from 1-18 yrs of age. All of the 6 patients who were pronounced as deceased were found outside of the vehicle, all of which appeared to have also been ejected. Paramedics from two ambulances worked together to stabilize the adult female found to be in critical condition. Care of this patient was soon relinquished to the RN/Paramedic flight crew from Vanderbilt LifeFlight. The patient was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.”
“Our leadership team will work closely with everyone involved in coming days to ensure those who are interested have access to these important resources. Please keep the families and persons involved in your thoughts and prayers.”
“The rising fatalities on our roadways are a national crisis; we cannot and must not accept these deaths as inevitable. People should leave the house and know they’re going to get to their destination safely, and with the resources from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, plus the policies in the National Roadway Safety Strategy we launched last month, we will do everything we can to save lives on America’s roads.”
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