Woman stable after Friday wreck

Published 6:00 am Monday, January 14, 2002

A Bogue Chitto woman was in stable condition at UniversityMedical Center Saturday after being involved in a one-vehicleaccident on New Sight Road Friday morning, authorities said.

Ginny Wallace, 29, of 3075 Chisholm Drive, Bogue Chitto, wasairlifted to UMC’s trauma unit shortly after the 1994 ToyotaCorolla she was driving hydroplaned around 7:30 a.m., said LincolnCounty Sheriff’s Department Deputy Chad O’Quin, who worked theaccident.

“She told me she was south bound on New Sight and an unknownvehicle swerved into her lane causing her to hit the brakes andhydroplane on the wet road,” O’Quin stated.

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O’Quin said there were no witnesses and the vehicle thatallegedly caused her to leave the roadway was not located.

“We do know that she made a complete U-turn and left the road,hitting a tree and a fence,” he added.

Firefighters from the Brookhaven Fire Department used the Jawsof Life to remove Wallace from her vehicle, and firefighters withNew Sight Volunteer Fire Department helped secure Wallace.

She was then transported by ambulance to King’s DaughtersMedical Center before being airlifted to UMC.

O’Quin appreciated the assistance of Mississippi Highway PatrolTrooper Bryan Phillips, who helped him escort the ambulance to KDMCat the request of paramedics.