Friendsville man injured in one-truck wreck
By Iva Butler | (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A Friendsville man was injured in a one-vehicle accident Friday afternoon and flown by Lifestar to the University of Tennessee Medical Center.
Dexter Daffron, 64, Watershaw Drive, Friendsville, was driving a green Ford F-150 pickup at 4:30 p.m. Friday on Disco Loop Road in Friendsville when he apparently suffered a medical problem and ran off the road, said Friendsville Volunteer Fire Department public information officer Steve Hargis.
“The man ran off of the road, flipped the truck three or four times and wound up in a precarious position on a bank. The truck could have fallen up or down,” said Hargis, who went to school with Daffron and plays golf with him.
Friendsville Volunteer Fire Department dispatched four trucks, he said. Greenback Volunteer Fire Department was called in for mutual aid, bringing three emergency vehicles, and Blount County Volunteer Rescue Squad also brought three vehicles.
“We had to stabilize the vehicle and extricate the driver,” Hargis said. Lifestar was then called and Greenback Fire Department set up a landing zone 400 feet down the road at a farm that has a concrete pad, from the days that a nursery was located there.
Rural/Metro Ambulance Service took Daffron to the landing zone, and Lifestar took him to UT Medical Center where no information was available Friday night.