Posted: Tuesday, July 10th 2012 at 11:59am
Man airlifted after Monday afternoon wreck
By Rob Moore Editor
An AirLife Georgia helicopter leaves the scene of a serious wreck near Cornelia Monday afternoon. (Photo/Vicki Ash/Habersham County Fire Department)
CORNELIA – A Florida man was airlifted to Gwinnett Medical Center after the vehicle in which he was riding overturned near Cornelia Monday afternoon.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, a 2002 Jeep Cherokee driven by 61-year-old Pamela Weems Siwy of High Springs, Fla., was traveling south on Highway 365 in the left lane when the driver lost control and the vehicle overturned one or more times near the offramp to U.S. 441 Bypass at 2:22 p.m.
A passenger in the vehicle, 56-year-old James Anthony Siwy of High Springs, Fla., was trapped for an extended period of time. Once freed, he was airlifted from the scene to Gwinnett Medical Center suffering from lower extremity injuries.
Another passenger in the vehicle, Debra Weems Grant, 58, of Hawthorne, Fla., was not hurt.
The driver said she thought she went to sleep, the GSP report states.
Pamela Siwy was cited by GSP for failure to maintain lane.
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