1 critical after Thursday accident


: John Evans of Vernon was critically injured after he was ejected from his truck following an accident Thursday.

Special to the News
Published: Friday, June 6, 2014 at 09:25 PM.

SUNNY HILLS - One man is in critical condition this weekend after an accident in Sunny Hills Thursday, June 5.

According to Florida Highway Patrol reports, Anthony Sheffield, 32, of Bonifay, was traveling west on Gap Boulevard in a 2004 Ford F-150, approaching the intersection of Country Club Boulevard.

Sheffield reportedly failed to stop for a stop sign, striking a 1994 Ford F-150 driven by John Edd Evans, 20, of a Chipley address.

Evans was traveling south on Country Club Blvd. in the inside lane when his vehicle was struck in the left side. After the point of impact, Evans' truck overturned on the roadway, and he was ejected from the vehicle.

FHP reports Evans was not wearing a seatbelt.

There are no reported injuries to Sheffield or his passenger, both who are reported to have been wearing the seatbelts.

Evans suffered severe head trauma, a shattered shoulder, a broken sternum, and broken ribs and was life flighted to Bay Medical Center in Panama City, His family reports he remains in critical condition following two brain surgeries.

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