2008-12-03 / Front Page

Air ambulance transports wreck victim to area hospital

by MCL staff writer

Driver is loaded into helicopter by Miller County Fire/Rescue and EMT officers for transport to a Tallahassee medical center for severe injuries in accident. Driver is loaded into helicopter by Miller County Fire/Rescue and EMT officers for transport to a Tallahassee medical center for severe injuries in accident. An accident occurred Friday, November 28, at 6:29 a.m., on Avenue Road. The report to E911 indicated that the single vehicle accident overturned, and the driver was ejected.

A Miller County Sheriff's deputy was dispatched to the scene as well as Colquitt/Miller Co. Fire and Rescue units and Ambulance Service.

According to the accident report, Earnest Jasper Jackson, 23, of 715 Babcock Rd, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer south on Avenue Road. The vehicle entered a curve and left the west shoulder. The driver then over-corrected back onto the east shoulder. The vehicle overturned several times, ejecting the driver. The vehicle came to rest back in an upright position with the driver thrown approximately 60 feet from the final resting place of the vehicle.

The driver was taken by ambulance to Miller County Hospital emergency room, stabilized, and then transported by Air Net helicopter to a Tallahassee hospital to treat serious head, leg and possible internal injuries.

According to the accident report, the driver was the only occupant in the vehicle and sustained serious injuries. The damage to the vehicle was rated extensive. The air bags did not deploy.

The air-ambulance picked up the injured driver from the helicopter pad at the Georgia State Patrol office in Colquitt.

The incident was investigated by Georgia State Trooper C. L. Hall. He indicated that the contributing factor that caused the accident was DUI and driver lost control. The trooper listed violations as follows: Failure to maintain lane, DUI (pending), suspended license, without seat belt, and expired tag. The condition of the driver was not known at the time of publication other than he had head injuries and a broken leg.

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