Man Injured In One-Vehicle Wreck
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A 70-year-old man was injured in a one-vehicle accident on Sunday, Feb. 6, after he reportedly swerved to miss hitting a small animal, which came on the roadway.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, at approximately 11:10 a.m., Johnny W. Heady, 70, of Arcadia, was westbound on Interstate 10, between the 237 and 236 mile markers, in the outside lane. Heady told officers that, without warning, a small animal came onto the roadway, into the path of Heady’s 2005 Mercury.
Heady swerved to miss the animal and lost control of his car.
The Mercury went off the roadway, out of control backwards traveling westbound.
The car continued out of control, striking a concrete culvert barrier and then a large pine tree.
The car overturned on its right side after striking the tree.
Madison County Sheriff’s Deputy David Myers and Greenville Fire and Rescue assisted FHP at the traffic crash scene.
Heady refused transport to a medical facility.
FHP Trooper Tom Roderick was the investigating officer.