bad wreck in front of burger king

bad wreck in front of burger king

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prayers

Crossville, TN

#1 Mar 16, 2013
There was a bad wreck in front of burger king . Whoever was involved was seriously injured. Please pray for those involved!
saddened

Harrison, TN

#2 Mar 16, 2013
Heard it was a Payne. They said it was him & his grandmother. So sad. Prayers for all involved.
trying hard

Carlisle, SC

#3 Mar 16, 2013
I know that the Payne lady passed away. Continue to pray. :(
curious

Crossville, TN

#4 Mar 16, 2013
Who was it??
spartan

Crossville, TN

#5 Mar 16, 2013
Leta Fisher Payne worked at Citizens Bank
curious

Crossville, TN

#6 Mar 16, 2013
Praying for her family
what about the other car?
Sparta

Sparta, TN

#7 Mar 16, 2013
curious wrote:
Praying for her family
what about the other car?
69 year old Leta Fisher was killed all five people were airlifted the other vechile was a truck look up the Expositor for info.
not true

Sparta, TN

#8 Mar 16, 2013
no all five of them were NOT airlifted, only the ONE child that suffered serious injuries, the rest were taken via ambulance to hospital....and the one passenger with her was not injured....(the one in the truck)(on the other hand, there is a Gary Payne in the obituaries too, says he died at home, is he related to this woman? Just wonder if it was his mama and he suffered a heart attack to the news of his mama) May not be ANY relations, just seems kinda odd.....We came thru there right as it happened, my husband was on a motorcycle, and I was driving my car, he said one child was laying in the road, and I saw them carrying the other one and he was motionless, just broke my heart. I was crying and praying for them. Then we saw life flight come over...paper says only one child was lifelighed though.......Here is the story..... ust before 11 a.m. on Sat., March 16, Leta Fisher, 69, of Sparta, attempted to turn left as she pulled out of the Burger King parking lot on Bockman Way, when was struck on the driver side door by a 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac truck traveling west, killing her and injuring four others.

According to a report by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Fisher, who had been driving a 2007 white Toyota Camry, was transported to Highlands Medical Center where medical staff pronounced her dead.

Fisher had two juveniles in the vehicle with her. While both sustained injuries,****** one was airlifted to Erlanger with serious injuries.*****

The Ford truck, driven by Mary Miller, age 61, of Sparta, had the right-of-way and is not at fault in the crash, according to the report.

Miller was transported by ambulance to Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta, for injuries suffered in the crash. Her passenger, Jason Bates, age 37, of Sparta, was uninjured.

All persons involved in the crash were wearing their seatbelts, and no drug or alcohol use is suspected to have been involved.

Sparta-White County Rescue Squad responded to the scene where they performed an extrication to remove the injured. Sparta Fire Department, Sparta Police Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol also responded to the crash.

Trooper Alderman and Lt. Lawson of THP are the investigating officers in the crash.

Blueberry Pie

Mcminnville, TN

#9 Mar 16, 2013
Gary is unrelated to this situation
Confused

Spencer, NC

#10 Mar 16, 2013
How did a crash in which all were wearing seatbelts kill a lady and seriously injure an adolescent when the speed limit is 35 miles per hour on the Bockman Way strip?
Neighbor

Sparta, TN

#11 Mar 16, 2013
I'm surprised that they don't have wrecks in front of Hardee's. Folks traveling east on Bockman way want to turn left into Hardee's and there's no turn lane. They have to block one lane of traffic waiting for a chance to turn.

Left turns into Hardee's should be illegal. They should erect those vinyl posts to prevent left hand turns. If you want to turn into Hardee's from the west, you should have to turn at the light. Hardee's would have to make some modification to their parking lot, but that's just the cost of doing business.
so sad

Cookeville, TN

#12 Mar 17, 2013
so sad.
thought

Cookeville, TN

#13 Mar 17, 2013
the speed limit is 35.wonder if the explorer was speeding?at 35 mph i doubt this much damage would have taken place.i bet she was running closer to 50 than 35.
thought

Cookeville, TN

#14 Mar 17, 2013
Neighbor wrote:
I'm surprised that they don't have wrecks in front of Hardee's. Folks traveling east on Bockman way want to turn left into Hardee's and there's no turn lane. They have to block one lane of traffic waiting for a chance to turn.
Left turns into Hardee's should be illegal. They should erect those vinyl posts to prevent left hand turns. If you want to turn into Hardee's from the west, you should have to turn at the light. Hardee's would have to make some modification to their parking lot, but that's just the cost of doing business.
the burger king area is more dangerous than the hardees area.we need a traffic light at burger king.how many more people are going to have to die there before someone figures this out.I hate traffic lights but 3 people have died there now and Jeff Young has the authority to do it.Man up Jeff a light at the entrance to the shopping center and sunoco burger king will save lives could be your's or a close family member.Do it Jeff.
hope not

Cookeville, TN

#15 Mar 17, 2013
Blueberry Pie wrote:
Gary is unrelated to this situation
Is that Blister?Hope not.
Another thought

Sparta, TN

#16 Mar 17, 2013
It would help if the Burger King/Sunoco owner would remove the shrubs that block the driver's view of oncoming westbound traffic.
Concerned

Sparta, TN

#17 Mar 17, 2013
I agree about the bushes. But the signs need to go too. I pulled out of there yesterday and the signs were blocking my view. The nose of my car was in traffic before I could get a good view. Please make them take them out. And please keep these families in your prayers.
TTH

Manchester, TN

#18 Mar 17, 2013
The most effective, cost efficient, and most simple solution would be for people to obey the speed limit and for authorities to enforce the law. I do not fore
see either one happening here so we will see further incidents in the future. It aint zackly rockit science.
concerned

United States

#19 Mar 17, 2013
thought wrote:
the speed limit is 35.wonder if the explorer was speeding?at 35 mph i doubt this much damage would have taken place.i bet she was running closer to 50 than 35.
I agree one hundred percent. They need to slow down. If they were going the speed limit then maybe they could have slowed down or even tried to miss the other vehicle if they were going the speed limit. I see people drag racing in town. The law officers just give them a warning and let them go and here they are doing it again. This accident should have been avoided if the speed laws were being obeyed. Prayers for both of the families.
pie

Cookeville, TN

#20 Mar 17, 2013
Another thought wrote:
It would help if the Burger King/Sunoco owner would remove the shrubs that block the driver's view of oncoming westbound traffic.
I curse those bushes and Burger King every single time I go there. Another place that needs a parking lot change is Wilmar market on Smithville highway. I avoid death there about once a week. People pull out of there as if they are blind.

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