Crash Victim Lifeflighted

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A crash on the Bypass was so violent it was heard in the Boat Basin on Thursday evening at about 10 pm. The driver in the single car crash, Thalia Ouimet, 18, of Newnan, GA was lifeflighted to Tallahassee. Bystanders stated she was alert and conscious at that time.

Scenes at the crash site, Ashley Harrell on hearing it from the Boat Basin

A 911 caller reported when they first got to the vehicle to check on her that she was unresponsive to them. Being informed of that via radio, EMS immediately called for lifeflight to be dispatched. Bainbridge Public Safety, GSP, several area volunteers and Decatur Fire And Rescue all responded to the scene.

Lifeflight arrived in about 20 minutes and less that 40 minutes after the crash the 18 year old driver was in the air on her way to Tallahassee.

The 2009 Honda was traveling westbound on the Bypass and the crash occurred on the curve just before the Shotwell Street exit. Witnesses reported that the car left the roadway to the left, over corrected to the right, and then jerked the car back to the left.

Public Safety Officer Archie Mills, a certified accident reconstructionist, stated the car spun 180 degrees and then slid sideways into the ditch area in the median.

Officer Mills stated the car went airborne coming out of the ditch and rolled one and a half times before coming to a stop beside the guardrail on the outside of the eastbound lane. Debris from the vehicle was strewn down the highway.

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