Man thrown through mobile home in wreck

Published 10:30 pm Monday, July 16, 2012

A vehicle is seen at the scene of an accident on Falcon Drive in Troy, Ala., Monday, July 16, 2012. (Messenger Staff Photo/Thomas Graning)

One man was transported to the hospital after a crash that sent him flying out of the back of a truck and through the wall of a mobile home in Troy.

Rescue crews responded to Falcon Drive in Forest Acres Mobile Home Park about 8 p.m. Monday night.

Unopened beer cans and a Bud Light box were scattered along the street with other debris from the silver Chevrolet extended cab pick-up.

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A witness, who wished to remain anonymous, but identified himself as a firefighter at an agency outside Troy, said that he watched the truck “fly” through an intersection. The witness said the driver of the truck lost control and then truck struck a utility pole, sending the vehicle spinning and ejecting a man riding in the bed of the truck.

The man was sent smashing through the wall of a mobile home.

Troy Police Sgt. Benny Scarbrough confirmed the driver of the truck was also thrown from the vehicle.

“I have seen a lot of crashes,” the witness said. “But this one. I thought he was dead.”

Both men were transported to Troy Regional Medical Center in the same CARE ambulance, but Scarbrough was unsure if they would remain at the local hospital for treatment. Severity of injuries was not released Monday night.

Scarbrough said there were two other passengers in the cab of the truck.

The vehicle came to rest in front of the mobile home, axle broken, windows busted and front caved in.

The wreck is under investigation and officers did not release whether or not alcohol was a factor in the crash. Investigators remained on scene until after 9 p.m.

More information regarding this wreck will be posted online at as it becomes available.