Ambulance flips in Saturday wreck

Ambulance flips over on County Line Road after traffic wouldn't yield. / Matt Prichard

FIRST UPDATE 2:29 PM, 7/28/13

Dougherty County police are reporting that 25-year-old, Christopher Barfield, was the driver of the camouflage pickup that crashed into a speeding ambulance on Saturday afternoon.

Barfield is reportedly in "serious condition" at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, and authorities with the Dougherty County Police Department say the other three passengers are currently recovering from minor injuries.

Barfield is facing charges of failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and several registration issues with the crashed pickup truck.

Dougherty County police also report that the driver and passenger inside the ambulance sustained minor injuries, and are recovering at this time.


Officials with the Dougherty County Police Department responded to an accident in the 1800th block of County Line Road this afternoon with reports of an ambulance flipped over.

Witnesses on the scene told FOX 31 that the ambulance was headed to a call when they attempted to pass two vehicles that were not yielding to the emergency vehicle.

One of the vehicles made an unexpected left turn, causing the ambulance to crash into the driver's side door.

The impact caused the camouflage pickup truck to begin spinning, and hurtled the ambulance onto its side eventually sliding to a stop 100 feet down the road.

Dougherty County police say the four occupants in the pickup were transported to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital including two children who were in the backseat during the wreck.

At this time their condition is unknown, and we will have more details on this story as they become available.

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