Father And Son Survive Rollover Accident Near Coopertown

A father and his 4 year old son are very lucky to be alive

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Smokey Barn News
Wednesday April 9, 2014
Springfield, Tenn. (Story Updated BELOW)

Father And Son Survive Rollover Accident Near Coopertown

a 012A father and his 4 year old son are very lucky to be alive after their vehicle left the roadway and rolled over several times. The vehicle landed on its side at the intersection of  Flewellyn Rd and New Chapel Rd just after midnight Tuesday.  Location Of Wreck

A witness told Smokey that the boy was standing in the field near the wreck when they arrived at the scene. The boy indicated that he crawled out of the vehicle on his own. The father was also out of the vehicle but it wasn’t clear if he crawled out or if he was ejected from the vehicle. According to a witness, the father was in a lot of pain and had glass embedded in his back. The boy must have been strapped in tight because he had no injuries and seemed no worse for the wear after his ordeal. The father was transported to Northcrest Medical Center in Springfield with non-life threatening injuries.

The Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department, the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office and Robertson County EMS all responded to the scene.

UPDATE: Wednesday April 9 5:12PM

a 007According to a police report obtained by Smokey Barn News, when police responded to the scene they found Roy Lewis 25 of Springfield and his 4 year old son. Police say Lewis appeared intoxicated and had an odor of alcohol. Police asked Lewis what happened and he said he wasn’t driving the car, then denied knowing anything about the incident. Lewis then stated that a woman at the scene who knew him was the driver of the vehicle but she denied driving and stated that she pulled up and found Lewis and the 4 year boy in the field.

a 005Lewis was taken to Northcrest Medical Center and then transferred to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Lewis did agree to a blood alcohol test and admitted to drinking but continued to deny driving the vehicle. After running the vehicle’s ID number it came back stolen. Springfield Police had taken a report for the stolen vehicle (a 2003 Ford Expedition) and the owner was notified that their vehicle was recovered. According to police, a beer can was found with the debris of the accident. The charges Lewis is facing are DUI Driving under the influence, Reckless Endangerment, Driving without a License and Theft Over $1,000.00

No further information on the injuries Lewis sustained were immediately available.

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  1. Carly Rager

    First I am glad to hear the little boy escaped with no injuries and the father will be ok. But I agree. As a resident of Flewellyn Road, I can say it is a dangerous road. We have a posted speed limit and it is easily exceeded by 20 mph by the majority of every vehicle that travels it. I live close to the church and while we do have police officers sit in the lot on occasion, it’s rare that they pull speeders over. I have 2 small children and my front yard is about 20 yards from the road. We are scared to let them out to play because of the speeding issue. I wish something could be done.

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