Three Bryan County public works employees were injured and taken by ambulance to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah after a one-vehicle accident around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday on Black Creek Church Road.
Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell said it appears the driver of a county work truck suffered a medical emergency and passed out while driving. His condition was reportedly critical, but that of two men with him was not available Wednesday afternoon.
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the accident, Bryan County Administrator Ben Taylor said
No other vehicles were involved, Howell said.
He said North Battalion firefighters and first responders got the 911 call regarding “a single motor vehicle collision … with multiple victims and possible entrapment.”
When they arrived moments later, emergency crews found the county work truck pulling a large trailer had left and hit a tree. Two of the men were already out of the truck and “the driver was unconscious and believed to be suffering a significant medical emergency.”
County first responders treated the employees before taking them to Memorial.
Their names were not released Wednesday afternoon.
In all, two county fire engines and two ambulances responded to the accident.
It was a busy day for North Bryan firefighters, Howell said.
As they worked that call, “another call was received via 911 to respond to I-16 westbound at the 137-139 mile marker where a tractor trailer was leaking a large amount of fuel,” according to Howell.
“Engine 71 was released from the first emergency and assisted DOT with mitigation of the second finding that a large number of gallons of diesel fuel had been spilled. There were no injuries on the second call.”
Here's Howell's press release sent to area media, in full:
At approximately 11:12 this morning B Shift, North Battalion, Bryan County Fire & Emergency Services received a call via 911 requesting emergent response to the report of a single vehicle motor vehicle collision (MVC) on Black Creek Road with multiple victims and possible entrapment. Upon arrival, moments later, crews from Engine 51, Engine 71 and FireMedic 5, with Training 1 taking Incident Command gave “size up”. BCFES personnel found that a Bryan County work truck pulling a large trailer had left the roadway, struck a tree. It was reported that 2 victims were out of the vehicle and that the driver was unconscious and believed to be suffering a significant medical emergency. FireMedic 6 was called to respond and, upon arrival, continued treatment of the two passengers, transporting them to Memorial Health University Medical Center ED where the driver, who remains in critical condition, had already been taken.
While mitigating this situation
on Blackcreek Road another call was received via 911 to respond to I-16
westbound at the 137-139 mile marker where a tractor trailer was leaking a
large amount of fuel. Engine 71 was released from the first emergency and
assisted DOT with mitigation of the second finding that a la he number of
gallons of diesel fuel had been spilled. There were no injuries on the