NORTH FORSYTH – A woman who was helicoptered to an area hospital in critical condition after her pickup truck rolled over last week is expected to survive, authorities said, thanks to a few bystanders who pulled over to help.
She was ejected from the truck during the single-vehicle crash on Keith Bridge Road between Cantrell Circle and Mayfield Drive on the morning of Dec. 19.
“She’s going to make it, but she’ll have a long road,” said Doug Rainwater, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.
She remained in critical but stable condition at Atlanta Medical Center, Rainwater said.
Four motorists apparently saw the crash and “immediately rendered aid,” said Robin Regan, also a sheriff’s spokesman, by lifting the truck off the woman. Their initial efforts were determined to have saved the woman’s life.
Regan said the woman was not wearing a seat belt. Her 3-year-old girl was in the truck and walked away unharmed, which was attributed to being properly restrained in a car seat.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation, as the accident report had not been completed before Christmas.