2-Year-Old Ejected In 3-Vehicle Crash In Rutherford Co.
RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. – A 2-year-old boy was seriously injured after being thrown from a car during a crash in Rutherford County on Monday night.
The crash happened just before 7:10 p.m. on Highway 231 near McKaig Road.
A report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol said traffic was already stopped for a separate crash when a Chevrolet Silverado slammed into the back of a Nissan Maxima at a high rate of speed. The Maxima then spun off the left side of the roadway, and the toddler, identified as Mason Carney was thrown from the vehicle.
The Chevrolet then slammed into the back of a Freightliner tractor trailer before going off the right side of the roadway.
The 2-year-old along with the driver of the Chevrolet, 47-year-old Rodello Cenizal, were taken by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Mason Carney was said to be in critical but stable condition on Tuesday morning.
The toddler's father and driver of the Nissan, 35-year-old Josh Carney of Shelbyville, was taken by ambulance to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. Carney was released around midnight.
Troopers said Mason properly restrained, but it appeared that the seatbelt failed somehow. Cenizal was not wearing his seatbelt, according to investigators.
The driver of the Freightliner was not hurt.
No charges have been filed.