A man sustained severe injuries following an ATV accident in Albany. The solo vehicle crash happened just after noon on Sunday, January 2nd. The cause of the accident was not immediately available.
The investigation by the Albany Police Department revealed that around 12:08 p.m., 22-year-old Lavorick Welch of Albany drove a Yamaha ATV on the 400 block of Hickory Lane. He traveled northeast across the road and onto a property at 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The vehicle struck the southwest corner of the building at that address.
The driver sustained severe head injuries, and Dougherty County EMS transported him to the Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Emergency Center for treatment. APD officers Patrolman Daryl Gutierrez and Lt. William Dowdell are investigating the ATV accident in Albany. There is no additional information.
Traffic accidents, be it a truck, car, motorcycle, or bicycle, have severe injury consequences. A person can suffer debilitating injuries like a spinal cord injury, broken bones, internal injuries, back and neck injuries, and head injuries. A head injury can be open or closed.
A closed head injury is without any penetrating wound, while an open head injury involves a puncture or a cracked skull. If the injury affects the brain, the person may lose muscle strength, fine motor skills, speech, vision, hearing, or taste function. The preceding depends on the brain region involved and the severity of brain damage.
At other times, the wound may cause the victim’s death or leave them in a comatose state for a long time. Thankfully, all these are preventable if crash victims get the treatment they need and at the right injury center. At Georgia Injury Centers, we have a team of specialists and modern medical equipment for diagnosis and treatment. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with a car accident injury specialist.