Jay Man Critically Injured After Being Ejected, Pinned Under His Van

June 13, 2021

A Jay man was critically injured when he was ejected from his van and pinned under it Saturday afternoon.

The 19-year old was eastbound on Old Pollard Road about a mile west of Highway 89 when he drove through standing water and lost control about 2 p.m. The vehicle rotated, struck a mailbox and a drainage ditch before becoming airborne. The passenger side of the van struck a tree and continued to rotate, ejecting the man, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

State troopers said he was ejected and pinned under the van.

The man was airlifted to an area hospital by Shands Cair 6 medical helicopter. The Jay Volunteer Fire Department and Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office were among those that responded.

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9 Responses to “Jay Man Critically Injured After Being Ejected, Pinned Under His Van”

  1. Worried Resident on June 14th, 2021 6:53 pm

    I certainly agree with … on!! Give it a rest! We ALL know if he had been wearing a seatbelt the outcome would have been better. Prayers for him and his family.

  2. Carola on June 14th, 2021 6:50 am

    He was taught to wear a seatbelt and he ignored the facts.

  3. Paul on June 13th, 2021 12:14 pm

    I agree on the seatbelt use.
    It also keeps you in control by keeping you in the seat to steer and use the brake pedal. You’re only a bump away from losing it when you’re unbelted.

  4. ... on June 13th, 2021 11:45 am

    Instead of making a comment about not wearing a seatbelt you should be praying for him and the family 9 times outta 10 he learned his lesson from it!

  5. JimC on June 13th, 2021 9:38 am

    Such a hard way to learn the value of a seat belt. Prayers for this youngster and his family.

  6. rational on June 13th, 2021 8:55 am

    Too bad no one taught this young man about using seatbelts.

  7. Concerned old pollard citizen on June 13th, 2021 8:45 am

    I pray that this young man is ok. That being said, it seems like the young people who travel this road, use it as a raceway. The speed limit is 35, but the drive 55 to 70 on it. I’ve got many of them on security camera.

  8. There’s a reason on June 13th, 2021 8:33 am

    If this young person had been wearing a seat belt odds are the ejection wouldn’t have happened. There’s a reason to wear them! And before someone says maybe he was wearing one, how many times have you seen someone get ejected when they WERE wearing one? Hope he recovers fully from this accident.

  9. TJ on June 13th, 2021 7:59 am

    Put those seatbelts on people!

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