Gadsden Road wreck

A wreck on U.S. 411 led this helicopter to land near Cave Spring Monday night. A man in his 50s overturned his pickup truck in a ditch and was flown to Atlanta for treatment, officials said. (Alan Riquelmy/RN-T.com)

A Cave Spring man who overturned his car in a Gadsden Road wreck remained Tuesday in the intensive care unit, officials said.

Georgia State Troopers charged David Lee Goodwin, 54, of Cave Spring, with DUI, failure to maintain lane and use of safety belts in passenger vehicles. A helicopter life-flighted him at about 10:30 p.m. Monday from U.S. 411, near Cave Spring, to the Atlanta Medical Center, GSP and Cave Spring Fire Department officials said.

According to Fire Department Lt. David Montgomery and the Georgia State Patrol:

Goodwin was driving a green Dodge pickup at about 9:30 p.m. on Gadsden Road, near Rehoboth Road. The truck overturned in a small drainage ditch and partially ejected Goodwin.

First-responders pulled Goodwin from the truck and took him a few miles east, where a helicopter landed in a large field. It then took him to the Atlanta Medical Center.

Previously posted:

A helicopter flew a man to an Atlanta hospital late Monday after a single-vehicle wreck on Gadsden Road, near Cave Spring, authorities said.

According to Cave Spring Fire Department Lt. David Montgomery:

A green Dodge pickup wrecked at about 9:30 p.m. on Gadsden Road, near Rehoboth Road. It overturned in a small drainage ditch and partially ejected the only person inside it.

The male driver, whose identity wasn’t confirmed Monday night, was pulled from the truck and taken a few miles east to wait for a helicopter.

“He was moving, but he was not responding verbally at all,” Montgomery said.

The helicopter landed at about 10:15 p.m. in a large field near U.S. 411 and Ga. 100. Dispatchers say it left for Atlanta at about 10:35 p.m.

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the wreck.

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