THP: 6 injured after wreck in Roane County involving ambulance

A Putnam County Ambulance rests on it’s side after an accident on I-40 West around the 343 Mile Marker on Monday, June 6, 2022. (Photo Courtesy of Putnam County EMS)

At approximately 7:20 pm Monday evening, a Putnam County EMS Ambulance was involved in a motor vehicle accident with another vehicle on Interstate 40 in Roane County around the 343 west bound mile marker.

Preliminary reports indicate the PCEMS crew and others involved sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to Knoxville area hospitals. The ambulance was not transporting a patient at the time of the accident.

According to the THP, the ambulance, driven by Hunter Nolan, 21, left the roadway while driving around a slight curve, then struck a construction attenuator and went airborne. It landed on its passenger side in the second lane of I-40 West.

The second vehicle involved, a 2016 Land Rover Discovery, driven by Danielle Johnson, 48, of Indiana, was struck by the ambulance when it landed. This caused the Land Rover to run off the right side of the road and come to a stop in an embankment, according to THP. 

All three passengers of the ambulance and all three passengers of the Land Rover did suffer injuries, THP said. 

All occupants involved but the rear passenger in the ambulance had their seatbelts on, according to THP. 

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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