2009-12-02 / Front Page

Driver ejected from truck

by MCL staff writer

Photo by April Bryant The driver was thrown out of demolished truck after several roll-overs. Photo by April Bryant The driver was thrown out of demolished truck after several roll-overs. A single vehicle accident occurred on Three Notch Road near Camella Lane Monday, November 11, at 10:20 a.m. The driver was ejected from his vehicle and sustained very serious injuries.

E911 office dispatched Miller County Sheriff's officers, EMS and fire and rescue trucks to the scene.

According to the accident report, Chaddeus William Pitts, 26, of Donalsonville, was traveling north on Three Notch Road. Pitts lost control of his 2003 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck, and traveled onto the east shoulder and struck a mailbox. itts' vehicle traveled approximately 345 feet on the east shoulder. Pitts over-corrected and traveled across the roadway for approximately 138 feet before overturning. Pitts' vehicle overturned for approximately 186 feet before coming to final rest on the driver's side. The driver was ejected and came to rest approximately 24 feet north of the final rest of the vehicle.

Truck roll-over victim was transported to GSP helipad. Truck roll-over victim was transported to GSP helipad. Malissa Polner of Colquitt witnessed the accident. The driver was not wearing a seat belt.

Miller EMS technicians stabilized Pitts at the scene and transported him by ambulance to the GSP heliport in Colquitt. He was airlifted to a Tallahassee, Florida hospital. Pitts was in very serious condition as we go to press.

According to the accident report, the contributing factors that caused the accident were driver lost control and too fast for conditions. Citations are pending.

SGT. C.M. Godby of GSP Colquitt was the investigating officer.

The vehicle sustained extensive damage and was removed by wrecker service.

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