SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Springfield man survived a crash that sent his car off the roadway, down an embankment and into a row of trees.
According to Smokey Barn News, it happened 10 p.m. Saturday night on Kinneys Road just outside of Springfield.
The impact was so severe the hood of the car landed on the other side of the roadway.
Smokey Barn says the man’s car was in fire after the crash and the driver was lying partially underneath it.
Good Samaritan Malcolm Meadows was the first to arrive on the scene and quickly pulled the man out from under the car and up onto the road away from the crash.
His wife, Meghan Meadows, called 911, according to Smokey Barn.
Authorities said the driver was likely thrown from the car in the crash.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol told Smokey Barn the 31-year-old driver was taken into custody under suspicion of driving under the influence.