A two-vehicle accident occurred Monday night around 9:00 on Highway 41 at Zena Drive. Bartow County EMS responded to the scene with the Cartersville Fire Department. Once on the scene, EMS found a 70-year-old male with an altered mental status and a left fractured hip. The patient’s vehicle had approximately one foot of intrusion from being t-boned by the other vehicle. The patient was extricated from the vehicle and continued to have an altered mental status. EMS requested a medical helicopter be en route to the scene for rapid transport. Air life 5 flew the patient to Atlanta Medical Center, a level one trauma center, for treatment.
Also on Monday evening around 11:00, Bartow County EMS, the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office, the Cartersville Fire Department, and the Cartersville Police Department responded to a single vehicle accident on Mission road. The vehicle left the roadway, striking a tree and catching fire. A bystander was able to pull the male from the vehicle. Upon EMS arrival, the patient was conscious, but confused and had fractures to both legs. EMS requested Air Life 5 to be en route for rapid transport to a level one trauma center. The patient was flown to Grady Hospital for treatment.