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Thursday wreck injures Long resident

POSTED: September 12, 2009 2:25 p.m.
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EMTs and firefighters roll David Michael Woodard to an ambulance.

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A Long County man is in fair condition after rolling his truck this Thursday evening.

According Long County Deputy Tom Sollosi, at about 6:30 p.m. David Michael Woodard of Long County was driving south on Rufus Davis Road, when he apparently lost control of his pickup as he rounded a curve. The truck rolled and landed upside down, entrapping Woodard.

At around 6:40, firefighters from the Long/Ludowici Volunteer Fire Department arrived and began using the Jaws of Life to open the passenger side door of Woodard's 1994 Toyota. But EMTs with Long/Liberty County EMS determined it would be better to remove Woodard through the driver's side window.

The first responders then pulled Woodard through the window, and placed him on a stretcher.

Sollosi said Woodard was then loaded into an ambulance and taken to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah where he was treated.

On Friday, MUMC media relations coordinator Michael Notrica said Woodard was still in the hospital and in fair condition.

According to Sheriff Cecil Nobles, a blood alcohol test was administered to Woodard on Thursday night, and charges of driving under the influence of alcohol are pending.

Nobles also said that the incident is still under investigation.


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