An East Point man was thrown from a Jeep Wrangler on Thursday morning in a traffic accident on Interstate 75 south in Monroe County.
Jose P. Baldvinos, 52, was driving the Jeep at about 7:15 a.m. when he attempted to change lanes near the Interstate 475 interchange and swerved to avoid striking a vehicle already in the lane. Baldvinos over-corrected, lost control of the vehicle and drove through a guardrail, according to the Monroe County Sheriffs Office.
One of his three passengers was ejected from the Jeep, which had a soft top. Its unclear if any of the men in the Jeep were wearing a seat belt. The air bags did not deploy, according to a news release.
Although one of the men from the Jeep provided a Mexican ID card, Baldvinos didnt have a drivers license, said Allison Selman-Willis, sheriffs office spokeswoman.
Baldvinos and his passengers, Aravl Flores, Luis Lopez and Luis Fernando Ortega-Ojeda were taken to The Medical Center of Central Georgia, according to the release.