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Serious crash in Doerun

DOERUN, GA (WALB) -

A Norman Park man remains in critical condition after crashing his truck in Doerun.

52 year-old Flynn Morgan was driving on West Broad Avenue when he drifted off the road, destroying anything in his path and crashing into a huge railroad crossing signal pole.

Police say around 9:30 Saturday morning Flynn Morgan was driving his 1992 Dodge pick-up truck east on West Broad Avenue near South Peachtree Street, when he drifted off the road and onto the sidewalk.

"We got at least one account that it looked like he, in their opinion, passed out or fell asleep, or otherwise was not consciously in control of the vehicle," says Captain Samuel SmithDoerun Police Department.

He took out a street sign and demolished a sidewalk bench that crashed through some store front windows. The truck finally came to a stop near the railroad tracks, after crashing into a metal crossing signal pole. You can see how deeply rooted that pole was by the cracked and damaged concrete.

"Witnesses indicated that they felt like he was doing significantly over the speed limit, which is 35 in that zone," says Smith.

Smith was the first one on the scene and says he was breathing but unresponsive. It appeared his face hit the steering wheel.

"He was bleeding from his nose and his mouth, his chin, he had a gash probably this wide across his chin," says Smith.

Thankfully he was wearing his seat belt. Smith says if not for that restraint, he most likely would have been killed on impact.

Moultrie firefighters and Colquitt County EMS had to extricate Morgan out of his truck with the jaws of life. He was transported to Archbold Memorial hospital in Thomasville with internal bleeding along with multiple injuries.

"We did draw blood, and it will be submitted to the crime lab for alcohol content analysis," says Smith.

Police say they're not sure what caused him to drive off the road and charges are pending.

Officials from Georgia Department of Transportation were on the scene to assess the damage to the crossing signal pole. Captain Smith says damage appears to be in the thousands.

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