One person was air lifted from the scene of single-car accident Friday in Holly Pond.

A 29-year-old man who was identified by State Troopers as Hernandez Pineda suffered serious head trauma and possible internal injuries after he was ejected from his vehicle at approximately 4:40 p.m.

The accident occurred on the Brooklyn Holly Pond Road, about one mile north of town.

Witnesses said the vehicle, a Ford Explorer, was traveling at an extremely high rate of speed in the south-bound lane when it left the road, struck a concrete column and became airborne.

"He was ejected from the vehicle the first time it bounced," said Pat Duke, who resides near the spot where the accident occurred. "The car landed in the field pretty far away."

Troopers said Pineda was a full 30 feet from the vehicle, which apparently rolled several times, landing right-side-up, facing in the opposite direction.

Units from the Holly Pond Fire and Rescue team were first on the scene, with Beau Hayes offering initial treatment and assessment.

Hayes confirmed that Pineda suffered some head trauma, but also indicated that he did not seem to have any broken bones.

"He was very fortunate, but he still could have some internal injuries that we couldn't see. That's why we called the bird in to be safe," Hayes said.

Other units responding to the scene included the Cullman County Sheriff's Office, two ambulances from Cullman Emergency Medical Services, State Troopers and a medical helicopter from a Birmingham hospital.

Little more is known about Pineda or his condition since Troopers had not completed the accident report by press time Thursday. It is not clear if he was wearing his seat belt.

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