A Blountstown man is fortunate to be alive following a fiery car crash Sunday night.
Garrison Brock Bailey, 20, was airlifted to Bay Medical Center where he remains stable, but in critical condition. Sources say he sustained numerous broken facial bones, as well as a broken ankle and crushed palate.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Bailey was traveling on CR 275 South at a high rate of speed around 11:30 p.m. in a 2000 Honda Accord. The vehicle left the roadway, struck a culvert, then overturned. A power pole was hit, causing the car to become engulfed in flames, as well as a wooded area along the roadside.
Miraculously, Bailey crawled from the wreckage to the roadside and managed to dial 911, his girlfriend and family members. He was unable to tell them where he was, only stating he was near a fire, thought his leg was broken and needed help. His father, Charles Bailey, quickly found him, just a mile from their home.
Bailey is scheduled for a 10 to 12 hour operation Wednesday. Family and friends report he is improving, but has a long road ahead of him. Prayers are appreciated.
The accident is being investigated by FHP Trooper Mattingly. The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, Calhoun County EMS and local volunteer firefighters assisted at the scene.