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Pickup slams into tree
Driver Trapped
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Emergency responders work to free John Wayne Jones from the wreckage of his pickup after it crashed Tuesday morning on rain-slick Yager Road.

A man was injured Tuesday morning when he lost control of his pickup on a slick curve and slammed into a tree off Yager Road.
The man, John Wayne Jones, 52, was rushed to Saint Thomas River Park Hospital by ambulance after rescue workers spent nearly half an hour freeing him from the twisted wreckage of his vehicle.
The accident happened just before 8 a.m. a few hundred yards outside the city limits on Yager Road. According to Highway Patrolman Rodney Whiles, Jones was traveling northbound on Yager, away from the city, when he lost traction on the rain-slick curve and left the roadway.
His 2001 Dodge pickup then entered the front yard of a residence and hit a tree near the front porch of the home. The impact was on the driver side, leaving the victim trapped inside the cab. Rescue workers had to cut off the roof of the pickup to free him from his entrapment.
Given the rainy weather, medical helicopters were not able to fly. Jones was later taken to a Nashville-area hospital for treatment of a badly broken leg.
Whiles said the curve is an especially dangerous one when the pavement is wet. The trooper noted there was a wreck the day before in exactly the same place where the driver followed almost the same course, hitting a shed near the tree Jones struck.