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Two men life-flighted to AMC

Car crashes into tree

Photo by Elaine Rackley   
A car crash victim is life-flighted to Atlanta Medical Center after being extricated from the car by Clayton County firefighters.

Photo by Elaine Rackley A car crash victim is life-flighted to Atlanta Medical Center after being extricated from the car by Clayton County firefighters.

JONESBORO — Two men were life-flighted to a local hospital after driving into a tree Monday.

Clayton County Fire Capt. Walter Barber said the single-car accident occurred around 1 p.m., at Thomas Road and North Pond Road near Pointe South Elementary school.

Barber said the unidentified male victims were flown to Atlanta Medical Center in Emory Hospital helicopters and are in critical but stable condition. Their car ran off the road and flipped over.

“They had to be extracted,” Barber said. “They were pinned inside the car.”

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Photo by Elaine Rackley Clayton County Fire fighters and medical technicians rolled a car crash victim across Pointe South Elementary School yard to be life-flighted to Atlanta Medical Center.

Fire ground crews were on hand to ensure safety as the helicopters landed and as they took off. Firefighters and medical technicians worked with the helicopter’s flight crew to roll the patients from the ambulance into waiting helicopters.

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Photo by Elaine Rackley Clayton County firefighters and medical technicians along with Emory Hospital life-flight crew load one of the patients involved in an auto accident inside a helicopter.

Clayton County Police spokesperson C. Ashmore said the car the men were in “ran into a tree.”

Police are investigating to determine the cause of the accident, she said.