“He took a wild ride, for sure,” said Mark Luker.
The police captain was talking about the journey off a Corinth highway one driver took on Thursday afternoon.
Forty-three-year-old Tommy M. Taylor of Pegram, Tenn., said his brakes failed on the 2003 Dodge Caravan he was driving when he crashed near Lakehill Motors.
The wreck happened about 3:20 p.m. said Luker. Taylor was northbound on Salem Road and as his vehicle approached Highway 72, he said it wouldn’t stop. The vehicle traveled across the highway, across a driveway and down a steep embankment coming to rest upside down in a water filled ditch.
“Mr. Taylor was trapped inside with his head above water,” Luker told the Daily Corinthian. “Thankfully there were private contractors working nearby who responded with an excavator and was able to lift the vehicle enough for fire and EMS responders to free Mr. Taylor.”
Taylor was transported from the scene by Magnolia EMS ambulance to Magnolia Regional Health Center with non-life threatening injuries.
In addition to Corinth police, others responding to the scene included Corinth Fire Department and Farmington Fire Department.