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Good Samaritan injured, airlifted after helping I-65 driver; Roadway reopened, two hospitalized

At 5:25 p.m. on Saturday, calls that a woman had been struck on I-65 South near Cool Springs Boulevard began flooding into the Franklin Police 911 Center. According to police, arriving officers quickly determined that the southbound driver of a pickup truck stopped in the middle of the Interstate while experiencing a possible medical emergency. A Good Samaritan who saw what was happening pulled to the outside shoulder and ran to the driver of the pickup to help. While the Good Samaritan was trying to help, for reasons unknown, the driver of the pickup rapidly accelerated, dragging her across the Interstate, crashing into the concrete divider and a stopped semi on the inside shoulder. 
Southbound lanes of I-65 were closed while LifeFlight landed on the Interstate and airlifted the Good Samaritan to Vanderbilt. The driver of the pickup was also transported to Vanderbilt by ambulance. Their conditions at the scene were serious. 
All lanes of I-65 South in Franklin reopened at approximately 8 p.m.

Posted on: 2/15/2014


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