Lenoir City woman airlifted to UT after vehicle flips

By Iva Butler
of The Daily Times Staff
A 49-year-old Lenoir City woman was airlifted to University of Tennessee Medical Center after a wreck at 9:04 a.m. Monday.

Teresa Underwood was driving east on West Lamar Alexander Parkway just inside the Blount County line when she apparently ran off the road and overcorrected, which caused her to go over the two east bound lanes, median and two westbound lands.

When she hit the grass median her bluish purple Ford Escape SUV flipped and barrel rolled two and one-half times before coming to rest westbound in a grassy field down the hill from Hickory Valley Baptist Church.

Underwood was conscious after the accident, although hanging from her seat belt, which was credited with saving her life.

She suffered a gash to her wrist and was bleeding so much that officers speculated she nicked a vein