Driver airlifted after truck goes over 210-foot embankment

10:07 am | August 28, 2013

Authorities say a man is being charged with driving under the influence after he drove his red Ford F-250 truck through a guardrail, flipping over a 210-foot embankment on Highway 19E in Bunker Hill around 5:49 p.m. Tuesday.

Rescue workers carry an injured man up an embankment from the twisted truck from which he was rescued Tuesday evening. The truck went through a guardrail and down a 210 feet down an embankment along U.S. Highway 19E at Bunker Hill.

Rescue workers carry an injured man up an embankment from the twisted truck from which he was rescued Tuesday evening. The truck went through a guardrail and down a 210 feet down an embankment along U.S. Highway 19E at Bunker Hill.

According to Tennessee Highway Patrol Sgt. Bill Miller, WINGS Air Rescue transported Wilburn L. Norris, 43, Johnson City, to the Johnson City Medical Center with injuries.

Miller said the vehicle was travelling eastbound, drifted towards the median and then Norris over-corrected.

“This caused the vehicle to cross back over both eastbound lanes toward the right shoulder,” according to the report.

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