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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Fire Department Extricates Two from Accident Under Bridge
One Being Flown to Asheville

An accident has occured off the Little Tennessee River Bridge on the US-441 bypass and traffic has been restricted to one lane going westbound. More information is on our facebook page. Click on the traffic map above to see more detail on where the accident is located so that you might avoid the area. The accident was dispatched at 7:41 am.

Audio clip of the initial dispatch added at 8:38 am.

**9:39 am update**

The Franklin Fire Department has posted pictures:

They've terminated command and are returning to the fire station.

A reader who witnessed the accident reported:

"For anyone wondering about the accident this morning, the car clipped the guard rail while traveling in the left lane west bound. It sent them down through the grass in the middle of the median and launched them airborne down between the bridges onto the greenway service road. They actually scraped against the inside of the westbound lane bridge before crashing down on its side under the bridge. Car was a red pick up (older model) looked like a dodge."


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time published 8:28 am on 04-18-2018