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Cause of accident remains unknown

Special to SEGAZINE

2 Accident1A one vehicle accident left an area man with incapacitating injuries last week when his semi left the road east of Hoboken for unknown reasons.

Reports from the state patrol indicate that Robert Lee Brauda, 50, of Brunswick was traveling east on Hwy. 520 near fire tower hill when for an unknown reason, the vehicle left the roadway onto the right shoulder of the roadway.

The 1997 Freightliner truck then traveled approximately 458 feet down the shoulder ot e road before overturning onto the driver’s side.  Eye witness accounts by Enterprise staff showed that the vehicle had crossed the ditch and into a bay of trees on the other side.

The driver was transported by AirEvac to Savannah Memorial Hospital. An update on the driver’s condition was not available on Monday since the hospital no longer had a record of the patient.  Officials said this could be because he had already been released but could not confirm this information. However, the accident report said that the driver received incapacitating injuries of the upper extremities.

No alcohol or drugs were suspected to have played a role in the one-vehicle accident and a seatbelt was used according to to the report filed by Trooper Merritt Meeks.

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