A car driver was flown by medical helicopter to a hospital after crashing through a guardrail and into a rock embankment below a U.S. Department of Energy haul road that crosses over Highway 95 in west Oak Ridge on Wednesday afternoon.
The name and condition of the driver weren’t immediately available after the one-vehicle, one-person crash. The collision occurred in a curvy section of Highway 95 near the western entrance to the Y-12 National Security Complex on Bear Creek Road.
The haul road is used to move debris from the East Tennessee Technology Park, the former K-25 site, to the Environmental Management Waste Management Facility west of Y-12.
The green two-door Chevrolet Cavalier appeared to crash into the haul road’s rock embankment a few feet above the ground, but well below the haul road, and leave an indentation in the rock pile and the rebar-like structure holding it in place.
Officials said the driver was flown by a University of Tennessee Lifestar medical helicopter from the nearby Horizon Center to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.
More information will be added as it becomes available.