2018-06-13 / Front Page

One Ejected in Two Car Vehicle Accident


Both vehicles received extensive damage in the accident and had to be towed from scene. Both vehicles received extensive damage in the accident and had to be towed from scene. On Monday, June 4, 2017, a call came into E-911 at approximately 3:47 p.m. that an accident with injuries had occurred on GA Highway 45 South and Helms Road.

First responders were dispatched at 3:50 p.m., and they arrived at the wreck scene at 4:10 p.m.

The report states that Timothy Alan Williams of 427 GA Highway 45 South, Colquitt, was traveling east on Helms Road.

John Thomas Hinton of 149 Clear Lake Drive, Bainbridge, was traveling south on GA 45 South.

Williams’ failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of GA 45 South and Helms Road and struck Hinton.

The front of Williams’ vehicle, a 1982 Jeep, struck Hinton’s 2003 Honda Odyssey on the right front quarter panel.

After impact, Williams was ejected onto the north bound lane of GA 45, and the Jeep came to rest in the south bound lane of GA 45.

After the impact, Hinton’s vehicle vaulted and came to rest on the east shoulder of GA 45 upside down. He was able to remove himself from the overturned vehicle before first responders arrived at the scene.

According to the accident report, Williams was not wearing a safety belt, in him being ejected from the vehicle.

Williams was taken to the Miller County Emergency Room for treatment of his injuries by Miller County EMS.

Hinton was not injured in the accident and did not need medical treatment.

Both drivers were given alcohol tests with Williams’ results pending and Hinton failed.

Williams received citations for failure to yield at stop sign, DUI, and not wearing safety equipment.

Hinton received citations for DUI and reckless driving.

Both vehicles were removed from the scene by wrecker services due to disabling damage.

J. Kirkus of the Georgia State Patrol Post 14 in Colquitt was the investigating officer.

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