A Rome woman remained in the maternity ward at Floyd Medical Center and her 2-year-old daughter was last reported in critical condition in a Chattanooga children’s hospital late Friday following a Thursday wreck near Lock & Dam Park.
Dan Bevels, spokesman for FMC, said 25-year-old Brittney Pointer, who is eight-months pregnant, was in stable condition Friday night. Pointer’s son Ebyn Pointer, 4, was treated and released from FMC.
Officials at L.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital at Erlanger said Pointer’s daughter, Stella Pointer, 2, remained in critical condition.
Floyd County police officer Baker Harbin confirmed Stella was being treated for head trauma and an injury to her left eye.
Brittney Pointer’s gray Nissan Pathfinder veered off Black’s Bluff Road Thursday just before 3 p.m.
Harbin said the two children were properly restrained in the vehicle, although Pointer was not wearing her seat belt at the time. He said the cause of the wreck is under investigation.
An eight-months-pregnant woman remained in stable condition at Floyd Medical Center, and her 2-year-old daughter — who was flown to a Chattanooga children’s hospital — was reported to be in surgery following Thursday’s single-vehicle wreck near Lock & Dam Park.
Floyd County police officer Baker Harbin said Brittney Pointer, 25, was driving west on Black’s Bluff Road when her gray Nissan Pathfinder veered off the end of the road in the 2600-block just before 3 p.m.
Jay Shell, Brittney Pointer’s brother-in-law, said his niece, Stella Pointer, 2, and Ebyn Pointer, 4, were passengers in the vehicle at the time.
“There were no skids, no sudden braking,” said Harbin. “There was no other roadway evidence that suggests she hit her brakes. Two witnesses saw her, and they did not indicate she hit her brakes, but just veered of the road and crossed the eastbound lane.”
Harbin said weather was not likely to be a factor in the wreck.
“It was not raining when we got here,” said Harbin.
The three were taken to Floyd Medical Center. Harbin said Stella was badly injured and she was later airlifted to T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital at Erlanger in Chattanooga.
Shell confirmed Stella was taken to the children’s hospital in Chattanooga with head trauma. Erlanger officials could not be reached by press time.
“She was being taken in to surgery,” Shell said late Thursday. “She ... could use all of your prayers and thoughts.”
Shell said Stella’s brother Ebyn was fine and being treated at FMC.
“We had earlier reports that he wasn’t doing so well, but when I got here he was running around in the hallway in his little gown,” added Shell.
Harbin said the two children were properly restrained in the vehicle, although Pointer was not wearing her seatbelt at the time.
Dan Bevels, spokesman for FMC, said Brittney Pointer remained in stable condition on Thursday evening. Shell said Pointer was being “watched carefully” to make sure there was no pregnancy complications.
Previously posted: A woman involved in a wreck on Black's Bluff Road today has been identified as Brittney Pointer, 25, police said. She's eight months pregnant, according to police. Two children in her vehicle, a 4-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl were also hurt, police said. The girl was airlifted after the wreck near Lock & Dam Park.
Both children were properly restrained, police said. Pointer was not wearing her seat belt, police said.
A child has been airlifted to T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital at Erlanger in Chattanooga after being badly injured in a wreck on Black's Bluff Road around 3 p.m. today, according to Floyd County police officer Baker Harbin.
Two other people were injured after a gray Nissan Pathfinder wrecked near the entrance of Lock & Dam Park, according to police. The woman driving and another child were taken to the hospital with injuries.
The woman was trapped in the vehicle and was removed by emergency crews.