Bartow EMS: Tractor-trailer driver severely injured after crash off I-75; Ramp at Exit 290 now cleared.

Bartow EMS: Tractor-trailer driver severely injured after crash off I-75; Ramp at Exit 290 now cleared.

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Medical helicopter takes off with patient heading to Grady Hospital. The ramp at Exit 290 was closed for the helicopter to land. (photo from Hallee Ingram)

Media release from Bartow County Emergency Medical Service: Saturday afternoon BCEMS responded to a single vehicle accident on I-75 Northbound at exit 290. The vehicle was a tractor trailer that left the roadway striking numerous trees with the driver being ejected. BCEMS arrived on the scene and found a male patient unconscious and unresponsive. The EMS crew quickly requested a medical helicopter be en route. The crew began treatment of the patient while the helicopter was en route. The patient was flown to Grady for evaluation and treatment.

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