THIS BRIDGE on Collins Road will be repaired, but county officials are hoping to be reimbursed for the expense.
The Grady County Commission is hoping the insurer of a Whigham motorist, whose June 9 wreck resulted in costly damage to a local bridge, will reimburse the county for the repairs.
The commission voted Tuesday to accept the low bid of $25,000 from Southern Concrete Construction for repairs to the bridge located on Collins Road, with the hope the money will come back to them.
Charges are pending in the accident, which happened about 8:15 p.m. on Sunday, June 9.
The 60-year-old driver of a 1995 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck was driving north on Collins Road when he entered the bridge, crossed the center lane then over corrected and lost control of his vehicle, according to the Georgia State Patrol. The truck struck the railing, then rotated and overturned several times.
Results of an alcohol test is pending, according to the GSP report, which also states the driver was going too fast for conditions. The driver had to be extricated from the crashed truck and was taken to the hospital with suspected serious injuries, the report states. Due to disabling damage, the pickup was towed from the scene.