Tractor-trailer hits pickup truck in Georgia

Georgia (August 18,2011) According to Georgia State Police at least one person was injured in an accident just before noon on Interstate 95.

The crash occurred on I-95 south near mile marker 75 in Liberty County.

Georgia State Police said that a tractor-trailer was on the shoulder and was attempting to drive back onto the interstate when it drove directly into the path of a red Toyota Tacoma, driven by Roy Crain.

Roy Crain was flown to Memorial University Medical Center.

Update:  80 year-old Roy Crain of Alabama is in stable condition right now.   He sustained a cracked pelvis and multiple abrasions and contusions.

 

5 Thoughts on “Tractor-trailer hits pickup truck in Georgia

  1. Rigene on August 18, 2011 at 11:43 pm said:

    I passed this accident on my way to work… I saw that passenger side crashed in and broke down crying to Jesus. I pray that there was no passenger and that the driver makes it through. I begged to be with them.

    • Crystal on August 19, 2011 at 11:09 am said:

      Rigene,

      The driver of the red truck was my grandfather. He did not have any passengers in the truck with him. He is in stable condition right now. His pelvis is cracked and he is cut and bruised, but we believe he will be ok. He is 80 years old..I cannot believe he survived such a horrible crash. He is from Alabama and was traveling for work in Georgia. Thank You for your prayers!

      • BasBleu on August 20, 2011 at 6:56 am said:

        Crystal,
        I passed your grandfather’s crash site going northbound. The first officer on the scene was traveling NB and u-turned just ahead of us. I saw the condition of Mr. Crain’s truck and cannot imagine that he survived. The image haunted me, so I searched to find out what had happened. I am SO pleased that he survived and will recover! I am sorry for the pain he will endure, but grateful for him and your family that he was somehow blessed to survive a scene that appeared unlivable. Treasure and care for him! Please tell him that the countless strangers that passed by the scene on Thursday are thinking of him, wishing him well and keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

        • Crystal on August 20, 2011 at 2:10 pm said:

          Thank You so very much for your thoughts and prayers.It is touching to know there are so many strangers out there praying for one anothers safety. I believe the only reason my Grandpa survived that crash was because he was being carried by the hands of his angels. He has been traveling the southern states every week for over 30 years, and he has never been involved in a serious accident. I believe this will be the end of his traveling days. He is scheduled for a five hour surgery tomorrow morning to repair his pelvis. The surgeon says if all goes well and he recovers as they expect, he should be able to go home by the end of the week. He will continue with rehabilitation for some time. I spoke with him last night and couldnt help but cry just to think how close we came to losing him. He had high spirits though…he was having some chicken fingers for dinner =)

  2. sharon crain herndon on August 21, 2011 at 11:02 pm said:

    My father came through his surgery fine. He is NOT your average 80 year old. He has been so pleased to find out so many people are praying for him. …. if ever questioned there was a God, take another look at the picture.

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