UPDATE: Morning head-on collision sends 3 to hospital
By WRCB Staff
HARRISON, TN (WRCB) -
UPDATE: An early morning head-on collision sent three people to area hospitals.
The crash, which happened about 7:24am, was in the 5800 block of Highway 58, near the intersections of Congress and Holder Roads near Linda's Produce.
Chattanooga traffic investigators say that a 1989 Ford Thunderbird, driven by Annette Chenkus, with her daughter, Kimberly Furman, 25, and 6 year old granddaughter inside pulled into the Highway 58 southbound center turn lane from Congress Road.
That’s when the 1999 Ford F150 pickup, traveling northbound on Highway 58, drifted out of its travel lane, striking the Thunderbird.
The driver of the pickup has been identified as Michael Watkins, 31. He was properly restrained, according to police, and suffered minor injuries.
According to police, none of the occupants in the Thunderbird were restrained.
Lifeforce airlifted Chenkus, who sustained serious injuries. She and her daughter are listed in stable condition; the six year-old granddaughter suffered serious injuries and is listed in critical condition.
PREVIOUS STORY: A head-on crash on Highway 58 Thursday morning forced the use of Life Force medical helicopter to transport a patient.
First responders stopped traffic on both directions to the helicopter could land in the middle of the road.
One woman was airlifted to Erlanger, in critical condition. Chattanooga police say a child, who was also in the car, was taken to T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital by ground. There's currently no word on the child's condition.