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Two people escaped serious injury in the past three days when their cars rolled during accidents on Highway 25W.
The first accident happened Saturday at around 12:45 p.m. on Clinch Avenue near the intersection with Carden Farm Road. The Clinton Police Department reported that 57-year-old Douglas Fairbanks had been headed north in a 2005 Audi when his car left the right side of the roadway, hit an embankment and a tree stump, and came to rest on its side. Fairbanks had to be extricated from the vehicle and was taken to Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge by ambulance.
He told officers that he had passed out behind the wheel and does not remember the accident. Drugs or alcohol were not involved, according to the police report.
The second rollover wreck occurred Monday afternoon on North Main Street near Hill Street at around 1:45. Police reported that 34-year-old Roysden Clais had been headed south at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his 1995 Ford pickup truck, left the roadway, and struck a utility pole before rolling over. He was taken to Methodist Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of his injuries as well.
No citations were issued in either wreck.
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