Adel man airlifted after crash
An Adel man was airlifted by emergency medical helicopter on Tuesday afternoon, July 5, 2022, following a single-vehicle crash involving a semi-truck on Coxstill Road.
The Georgia State Patrol responded to the wreck scene at 1:10 p.m. July 5, said Trooper Scott Rigby.
Malcolm Thompson, 33, was driving a GMC Arrow semi, without a trailer, towards Adel, when the accident started at the intersection of Coxstill and Hutchinson-Parrish Road, and continued west of the intersection on Coxstill Road. It appears that Thompson was driving too fast for conditions and took the turn too quickly, Rigby said.
The truck drove off the roadway to the right and tore down a mailbox. The driver overcorrected and went off the roadway to the left. He then overcorrected again. The truck went off the roadway on the right, smashed through a driveway fence (scattering the wooden framework and bricks), sideswiped a tree in a yard, and then collided with another tree before coming to a final rest. The truck left a trail of oil and broken parts for several feet in the yard.
The State Patrol, Cook County Sheriff’s Office, Cook County Fire Department, and South Georgia EMS Advanced Life Support responded to the scene.
Trooper Rigby said Thompson seemed to be “alert” and was “talking to me,” giving his name and where he lived, before being transported by an AirMedCare Network Air Evac Lifeteam helicopter to a Tallahassee hospital. The helicopter had landed on a grass field near the accident scene. A current condition report on the patient was not available.