By: Laura-Jane Hatcher & Kevin Karel (WRGA News)
UPDATE: Assistant Floyd County Manager Noah Simon issued a statement Saturday afternoon which says injured Public Works employee Robert ‘Bobby’ Jarman remains hospitalized and that doctors indicated they may not know the extent of his injuries for several days.
Floyd Commission Chairman Irwin Bagwell and Floyd County Manager Jamie McCord each also issued statements expressing their support for Jarman and his family. Simon asked that the family’s privacy be respected at this time but said more information will be given about Jarman’s condition later.
Jarman was struck by a large tree limb Friday while doing work in Lindale. Earlier reports from Floyd EMS indicated Jarman had suffered severe head trauma from the accident.
Simon could not be reached for additional comment Saturday.
A Floyd County Public Works employee was injured this afternoon cutting a limb off a tree.
According to Floyd County Police Captain Carl Lively, 50-year-old Bobby Jarmin, who is reportedly from Chattooga County, was dispatched to Woodruff St. in Lindale Friday afternoon to deal with a tree limb across the roadway. While maneuvering his pole saw, Jarmin was hit in the face with a large tree branch, knocking him to the pavement below.
Floyd EMS responded to the scene at 2:42pm, carting the man away who they say sustained severe head trauma.
Jarmin’s condition is unknown at this time.