Jul. 19, 2013 – The Georgia State Patrol has released more information about that serious wreck that shut down Georgia Highway 51 between Homer and Lula for more than three hours Thursday morning.
They said the two-vehicle wreck happened at about 6:20 AM on Highway 51.
The wreck involved 27 year old George Michael Mullins of Lula who was driving a 2002 Mazda Protege PR5 and 67 year old David Lamar Coker of Blairsville who was driving a 2007 Isuzu T7F042 heavy medium truck driven
According to the report, Mullins’ car was traveling east on Georgia 51, when it crossed the center line and struck Coker’s westbound truck head on.
After impact, Mullin’s car left the road and traveled down an embankment and struck a tree.
Coker and his truck traveled into the oncoming lane of Georgia 51, then down an embankment and into a tree.
Coker, who was wearing a shoulder and lap belt, was trapped and had to be extricated. He was taken by Banks County EMS to Northridge Medical Center in Commerce.
Mullins on the other hand, was not restrained and was totally ejected from his car.
Mullins’ family said he was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital and suffers from broken ribs, back, hip, ankles and small skull fracture.
Mullins was in surgery yesterday and is expected to be in ICU for some time.
And just so you know, Alcohol and drug use is not suspected.
Copyright Glory 1330 2013