Climax mom, daughter injured in wreck

Published 6:01 pm Friday, September 2, 2011

A Climax woman and her daughter were injured when their vehicle overturned on Lake Douglas Road on Friday morning, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

The accident happened at about 7:30 a.m. Friday morning on Lake Douglas Road at Gandy Hill, about 2.6 miles southeast of the Bainbridge city limits.

The injured driver was Brittany Leigh Singleton, 25, of Climax, who was traveling toward Bainbridge when the accident happened, said Senior Trooper Charles Hall with the GSP’s Colquitt, Ga., post.

From initial observations, it appeared that Singleton’s 1990 Jeep Wrangler traveled off the road’s eastern shoulder, struck a culvert and then hit a mailbox, Hall said.

The vehicle overturned at least one time; Singleton and her 5-year-old daughter, Kennedy, were both ejected, Hall said. Singleton’s 2-year-old son, Tanner, was properly restrained in a child seat and was not injured, the trooper said.

Singleton reportedly sustained a collapsed lung in the accident, while her daughter broke an arm and a leg. After initial treatment in Bainbridge, both were transported to Tallahassee (Fla.) Memorial Hospital.

Brittany’s late husband, Steve Singleton, was a Decatur County Sheriff’s deputy who passed away unexpectedly this past February.

“We’re all praying for Brittany and her family,” Sheriff Wiley Griffin said Friday afternoon. “We have deputies checking on her and her daughter at the hospital. We will do all that we can to assist with their recovery.”

Singleton, who works as a nurse, is the daughter of Nancy and Randall Kennedy and the granddaughter of Bob and Gerda Strickland.