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An ambulance driving through Grady County early Thursday morning, lost control on U.S. 84 and spun into a ditch leaving all three occupants with visible or suspected minor injuries, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
Raymond Roberts, 31, of Lenox, was driving the 2018 ambulance owned by Amerimed Emergency Medical Services. Roberts tells the G.S.P. that he saw a deer in the road and lost control of the ambulance when he swerved to avoid the deer.
Roberts was driving the ambulance east on 84 at 1 a.m. on Thursday, July 9 when the accident happened. There were two aother passengers in the vehicle.
According to the G.S.P., the ambulance went off the road into a ditch on the south side of 84 near Ledford Road. When the front end of the ambulance struck the ditch, it began rotating until it finally stopped in the ditch, facing north. The ambulance was disabled by the accident and had to be towed from the scene, the G.S.P. reports.
Roberts and the two passengers, a 60-year-old woman from Douglas, and a 37-year-old woman from Donalsonville, were all taken by Grady E.M.S. to Archbold Memorial Hospital for treatment with visible or suspected minor injuries, according to the G.S.P.
No charges had been filed.