Woman thrown from car in accident

LEESBURG — An Albany woman was thrown from her vehicle during a one-car accident on U.S Highway 19 Tuesday,according to Georgia Patrol officials.

According to Senior Trooper C.S. Jewell of Georgia Highway Patrol Post 40, Jody Ashley Stone was traveling south of Leesburg around 4:45 p.m. when her 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer left the highway and rolled one and a half times. Officials are investigating to see if she was texting on her cellphone at the time of the accident.

“It looks like when she left the highway she over corrected, and that’s what put her in a ditch on the other side,” Jewell said. “The text log shows her last transmission to be within a minute of the accident.”

According to Jewell, Stone was ejected some 30 to 40 feet from her vehicle. Stone was transported to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital for non life-threatening injuries, Jewell said.

“The last I heard, one of her arms was broken in several places and she might require some surgery,” Jewell said.

Stone has been charged with failure to maintain lane and for driving without a seat belt, officials say.