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Accident shuts down I-75; two airlifted to trauma center

An accident involving a passenger car and a tractor trailer occurred on Interstate 75 near mile marker 290 around 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The accident shut down I-75 North until roughly 10:10 p.m.

Bartow County EMS had numerous units respond due to there being three patients.
The crews arrived to find a female patient with shoulder pain and transported that patient to Cartersville Medical Center.

The second patient, a male, was found to have an altered mental status. BCEMS requested Air Life respond for transport to a
trauma center.

The third patient, a male, was trapped in the vehicle and needed to be extricated. The patient was complaining of no feeling from the waist down and numbness to the hands.

BCEMS requested a second Air Life unit for the third patient. He was also transported to a trauma center.

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