Trevecca Nazarene University

Four involved in auto accident on spring break

Four Trevecca male students were involved in an auto accident Saturday as they traveled I-75 in north Florida. The men were traveling south when another vehicle veered into their lane. The driver of the car of students tried to avoid the other vehicle, but  in the process the car of Trevecca students left the road and overturned several times. The four students were Chad Uram from Greenville, S.C.; Chris Brewster from Nashville, Tenn.; Chad Branton from Owentan, Ky.; and Aaron Crum from Irmo, S.C.
    All four boys received some injuries. Brewster and Crum did not require medical attention. Uram and Branton were taken to the University of Florida Hospital at Gainesville, Fla., and Uram was treated and released. He is expected to recover fully from his injuries. Branton remains in the hospital for observation as of today (3/6/07).
    A nurse who was in a car behind the Trevecca students stopped and administered medical aid to the injured. Also, another Trevecca student from the Orlando area, Mary Gill, and her mother saw the accident and stopped to help; they eventually took Brewster and Crum home with them until the two could make arrangements to return home. Rick Underwood, Trevecca's director of traditional undergraduate admissions, was in Florida for an admissions/alumni event and was able to spend much of Saturday and Sunday at the hospital with Uram and Branton and their families. Nathan Carden, a Trevecca alumnus and now a Trevecca graduate student who lives in the central Florida area, also went to the hospital after a college friend in Nashville called with news of the accident.