Lowndes County District 3 Volunteers and Deputies raced to Gunshoot Rd. just South of Blaylock Rd. Wednesday afternoon around 4:30 pm in response to a rollover with injury. According to witnesses, Breanna Pridmore, age 21, had just left a friend’s home and was headed towards Caledonia to pick her her boyfriend her trusty dog Boss riding shotgun. Pridmore told Deputies that she was driving North on Gunshoot when her SUV veered into the gravel shoulder and she lost control. The Jeep slid off of the East bank of the road and into a nearby drainage ditch, causing it to spin out of control. The Jeep traveled nearly 150 feet before slamming nose first into the embankment and flipping over side-to-side at least two times. Pridmore, who was reportedly not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle mid-air and was discovered by a passerby pinned under the Jeep at the bottom of the muddy ditch.
“When I pulled over, a man was trying to pull her out by himself, all you could see was her feet” said Good Samaratin Amy Younger. Younger and her daughter Grace jumped from their vehicle to help with the rescue, but could not get Pridmore from underneath the 3000lb SUV. Younger said she then ran into the road and flagged down some men who were driving by. The three men joined the rest in the ditch and lifted the Jeep long enough to get Pridmore pulled out safely. Baptist Hospital EMT’s arrived on scene and, with the assistance of District 3 Volunteers, stabilized Pridmore and transported her to BMH-GT with a injured hip and a lacerated tongue. Pridmore was conscious and was reportedly in stable condition upon arrival at the hospital. [Many on scene speculated that the muddy bed of the ditch may have “given” just enough to relieve most of the weight of the Jeep, noting that a dry bed may have resulted in much more severe injuries to Pridmore-CK]
Boss Pridmore, identified on scene as the victim’s American Bulldog, was secured to a nearby tree and vigilantly stood by its masters side as she was taken into the ambulance. The canine appeared to have escaped from the accident unharmed, and Pridmore’s unidentified friend (who’s home she had just left) took Boss home for safekeeping.