HICKOX — A Nahunta man was seriously injured Saturday when the four-wheeler he was driving went out of control on a curve and overturned, ejecting the driver, said the Georgia State Patrol.
Thomas Brett Crews, 20, of Nahunta, was taken by Trauma 1 helicopter to UF Health (former Shands) in Jacksonville, Fla., for treatment of his injuries, said Steve Drury, Brunswick GSP post spokesman.
A passenger, James Derry Griffin, 34, of Hoboken, was on the rear of the four-wheeler, but Drury said the report did not indicate if he was injured or if he was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Crews, driving a 2015 Honda Rancher, was westbound on Buffalo Creek Road, rounding a slight curve to the right. Drury said the machine began to skid and left 27 feet of skid marks to the left, then overturned onto its right side.
Crews was not wearing a helmet. Drury said he landed in the roadway after being thrown from the machine.
Friends and family on Facebook are asking everyone to pray for Crews, who remains hospitalized in Jacksonville.
The four-wheeler then continued for another nine feet before stopping. The four-wheeler had been removed from the crash site prior to the trooper’s arrival, Drury said.
Trooper Merritt Meeks investigated the 6:09 p.m. accident.