UPDATE: Ambulance Involved in Rear-End Collision on Roane State Highway

Roane County, TN – A rear-end collision involving an ambulance and another vehicle occurred on Roane State Highway on June 12, 2024, at approximately 11:44 AM.

According to reports, a 2022 Ford E45 ambulance, driven by Andrew Smith, 32, was traveling southbound on Roane State Highway with its emergency equipment activated. The ambulance was en route when it struck a 1995 GMC GC1, driven by Melody Wells, 58, from behind. Wells’ vehicle was slowing down in traffic at the time of the collision according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol report.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. Smith was not injured, while Wells sustained injuries and was taken to Roane Medical Center for treatment. No charges have been filed in connection with the incident to either driver. The report does not state who was at fault for this accident.

Following the impact, both vehicles came to a stop off the roadway. Emergency services responded promptly to the scene to provide assistance and manage traffic.

Authorities are reminding drivers to remain vigilant and make way for emergency vehicles to prevent such incidents from occurring.

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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