Times-Herald reporter listed in critical condition

by Staff Reports - news@newnan.com


Bradley Hartsell, and his girlfriend, were traveling home to Kingsport, Tennessee for Easter weekend.

Staff reporter for The Newnan Times-Herald Bradley Hartsell was listed in critical condition 2:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon at Greenville Memorial Hospital in South Carolina.

Hartsell and his girlfriend, Hannah Latimer, were involved in a serious car accident Wednesday evening around 7:30 p.m. Hartsell ran into the back of fire rescue truck on Interstate 85 near Anderson, S.C. The rescue truck was off to the side helping on another accident, according to a family member.

Hartsell had to be extricated and was flown by air ambulance to Greenville Memorial Hospital. His girlfriend was taken by ground ambulance. She was listed in serious condition by the hospital Thursday afternoon.

Hartsell had a severely broken leg, collapsed lung, brain concussion and other injuries.

His girlfriend sustained less serious injuries.

Both were sedated and were being scheduled for surgery.

A link to the original story published by Independent Mail out of Anderson, South Carolina: http://www.independentmail.com/news/2014/apr/16/two-injured-i-85-accidents/

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