Woman injured when tree lands on car
At 4:58 pm on Monday, May 31, a 44-year-old female driver from Gatlinburg was injured while traveling on Ridge Road in Sevierville. The 1984 Honda Accord she was driving was struck by a tree at 1515 Ridge Road.
According to Public Information Officer Bob Stahlke, the woman received severe head and neck injuries.
The Accord was traveling on Ridge Road when it was hit by a large tree that fell from the west side of the road across the southbound lane, landing on top of the passenger compartment.
The driver was trapped in the vehicle until the Sevierville Fire Department could free her. She was then transported by the Sevier County Ambulance Service to the Governors Crossing area where Lifestar landed and transported her to the University of Tennessee Medical Center.
State funded to
The federal Department of Justice announced by way of Attorney General John Ashcroft that more than $2 million will come to Tennessee to fund programs to prevent and respond to violence against women.
The funding is part of this year’s Services, Training, Officers and Prosecutors (STOP) Violence against Women Formula Grants Program.