Sharp County man injured following crash
What started as a fender bender Aug. 17, later landed a Sharp County man in the hospital.
According to reports from the Highland Police Department, Officer Jeff Hamilton was on shift just before midnight when he was dispatched to KFC/ Taco Bell for a two vehicle accident. When he arrived, he found one of the vehicles parked with damage to the fender. The driver, Brady Terry, told Hamilton the second vehicle had left the scene. A second call to dispatch stated the vehicle, driven by Christopher Shane Brewer, had turned on to Liberty Hill Road.
Hamilton left to search for the vehicle and other officers joined in the search, it was found a short time later crashed away from the roadside.
While examining the crash site, Brewer was spotted crawling out of the road ditch approximately an eighth of a mile from where the vehicle had landed.
Brewer had several scrapes and abrasions as well as torn and bloody clothing.
An ambulance was called to the scene and after a brief evaluation, Survival Flight was called.
Brewer was flown to an area hospital for treatment.
The evidence at the scene showed Brewer’s vehicle had left the roadway, becoming airborne several times before coming to rest on the driver’s side.
The debris trail from the accident was over 400 feet long, more than the length of a football field.
Evidence also suggested Brewer may have been ejected from the vehicle just feet before the truck came to rest.