Vehicle flipped, pinning woman inside

Posted By | April 22, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Emergency workers assisted in a one vehicle accident on East Cole Road on Friday. The driver, Hope Gorham, 35, of Walling and a juvenile passenger, Dillan Wesley Sullivan, 8, were transported to the local hospital with minor injuries after their vehicle had flipped.
Authorities were dispatched to the scene of the accident at approximately 8:03 p.m.
Deputy Doug Goff of the White County Sheriff’s Dept. arrived on the scene
at approximately 8:08 p.m. and found a 1987 Suzuki JS3 laying on its side. The driver, Gorham, was trapped inside the vehicle. According to Goff, several concerned citizens watched as emergency personnel took control of the situation.
“One citizen, Darrell Slatten, lent his assistance and really helped out,” said Goff.
Slatten apparently helped assist Goff with holding the vehicle door open while emergency personnel pulled Gorham to safety. Once Gorham was freed from the vehicle, she and Sullivan were transported to the White County Community Hospital by White County EMS. Both patients had minor injuries and were treated and released.
According to the report, Gorham was traveling north on East Cole Road and went to the left side of the roadway into the grass. She then over steered to the right, which caused the vehicle to flip onto the driver’s side. Gorham was pinned inside the vehicle.
Sheriff Guy Goff, Deputy Doug Goff, Deputy Christopher E. Bennett and Deputy Lester Dolente of the White County Sheriff’s Dept., White County EMS, Doyle Volunteer Fire Dept., Central View Volunteer Fire Dept. and several members of the Sparta-White County Rescue Squad assisted with the accident. Authorities were on the scene until approximately 9:12 p.m.
– Camp Belle Air wreck
Two vehicles were involved in an accident on Camp Belle Air Road at approximately 5:38 p.m., Saturday. Deputy Charles Dennis of the White County Sheriff’s Dept. took the report.
Members of the White County Sheriff’s Dept., White County EMS and Sparta-White County Rescue Squad were on the scene and lent their assistance. No further information was available at this time.
– Firefighters save residence
Heroic efforts of local firemen saved the Gilley residence on Robert Matthews Highway on Wednesday. “The structure was saved,” said Captain Kirk Young of the Sparta Fire Dept. “The districts worked well together.”
At approximately 5:45 p.m., Wednesday, the North End Volunteer Fire Dept. and the Sparta Fire Dept. were dispatched to the structure fire at 3220 Robert Matthews Highway.
According to firemen, heavy smoke was showing upon their arrival. Neighbors and onlookers could see smoke coming from the back of Edward Gilley’s home. Firemen stationed themselves at the front and back of the structure and extinguished the fire. There was smoke and water damage in the kitchen and smoke damage in the main part of the home.
Members of White County EMS and the White County Sheriff’s Dept. were also on the scene.
– Theft on East Bronson Street
Authorities are investigating a theft that occurred at the residence of Jason Rochell on East Bronson Street.
On Thursday, Sgt. Elmore Carter, Jr. of the Sparta Police Dept. responded to E. Bronson Street in reference to the theft. According to the report, sometime after 5:30 p.m., on Wednesday, someone took a skill saw and a drill with two batteries from the garage. There were also two gold rings taken from the residence.
According to officials, there was no forced entry. The estimated amount of loss was $1,067. Sparta Police Dept. Det. Harold Blankenship is investigating.

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