2007-01-31 / Front Page

Two injured in one vehicle accident

Vehicle demolished in overturn accident in city limits Vehicle demolished in overturn accident in city limits At 4:26 a.m. Saturday, January 27, a call came in that a vehicle had overturned on N. First St.

When police officer Hollis Smith arrived at the scene, he found a 1978 Chevrolet Caprice overturned in the east right-of-way off of First Street. Tyrone Eafford, 27, of 102 Babcock Rd. was standing beside the vehicle. He was bleeding. The officer notified the dispatcher to send an ambulance. Eaffford told the officer that someone else was still inside the overturned car. When he looked, the driver, Lindsy Grant, 21, of 308 N. Dancer Street, was found lying on his back, bleeding, not responding. The officer then asked that the Colquitt/ Miller Fire Department be dispatched with the Jaws of Life equipment. The injured man was removed from the vehicle by the fire and rescue squad and EMTs. Both injured victims were taken by ambulance to the Miller County Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The driver, Grant, was transferred to an Albany hospital, and Eafford was transferred to a Dothan, Alabama, hospital for more extensive treatment to their injuries. Their condition when last checked was serious.

It was determined by the investigating officer that the auto was travelling south on SR 45/ N. First Street, south of Cuthbert Street. The vehicle traveled across the highway to the east side of the roadway. The vehicle then traveled 286.2 feet in the ditch, hit a culvert and traveled another 62.1 feet to where it overturned and came to rest on the driver's side.

The contributing cause of the accident was determined to be the driver lost control. There was no safety equipment used by the driver or the other occupant. The driver was trapped in his vehicle when the officer arrived at the scene.

Citations were issued for failure to maintain lane and no seatbelt.

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