One dead after Hendersonville firefighters rescue 2 people from car crashed into pond
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - One woman is dead after Hendersonville firefighters rescued two people trapped into a car that crashed into a pond on Friday night.
According to Hendersonville Fire Department, a vehicle was exiting off Vietnam Veterans Parkway at Center Point Road when it side-swiped a vehicle at the red light. It then continued through the red light, struck the curb and went airborne over the shrubs and bushes. The vehicle was in the pond located at Monthaven Apartments.
Hendersonville Fire Chief Scotty Bush said when crews arrived just before 8 p.m., there was a father and son duo already in the water trying to help. They saw the accident from the nearby apartments.
“It was submerged to the roofline by the time we got there,” Bush said.
Firefighters put on life jackets and found two people trapped in the vehicle.
After breaking the rear window, one fireman gained access to both victims. A man in his 50s was rescued and treated by medical staff, Bush said. They went back in the water and found a female around 40 years old restrained in her seat.
“We released her seatbelt and pulled her out of the water and the car and brought her to shoreline, doing CPR the whole way from the car all the way to the shoreline,” Bush said.
The woman regained a pulse but died in the hospital about 8 hours later that morning.
Hendersonville Fire Department contacted Nashville Fire Department to use their hand-held sonar to scan the pond to make sure nobody else was trapped.
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