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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Milton Teacher, Coach Recovering From Accident

by Jason Wright / Appe Newspapers

December 23, 2008 ALPHARETTA -

A 17-year Milton High School teacher and popular coach is recovering from injuries sustained in a head-on collision on Cogburn Road Dec. 12.Tim Chastain, a 50-year-old Dawsonville resident who has taught health and physical education courses while coaching baseball and football at Milton since 1991, is in North Fulton Hospital suffering from a severely broken leg, dislocated foot, broken pelvis and a ruptured spleen. He received the injuries after his 2003 Toyota Tacoma drifted across the center lane and hit a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche head on just before 3:45 p.m. near North Park."I'll be OK. It's just going to take a while to rehab," said Chastain. "It's going to be a slow process."

The other driver was not injured, said investigators.Principal Ron Tesch said the school has been in regular contact with Chastain's family and is monitoring his recovery."He has been a good teacher who is respected by his students and staff," said Tesch. "He is in our thoughts and prayers."

The long time coach, who took a break from football this year, said he appreciated the sentiment."I need all the prayers I can get right now," he said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cogburn and Hopewell Roads are two extremely dangerous roads. With excessive speed and driver inattention on these curvy roads, it is surprising that there aren't more accidents. Milton drivers, please be careful, I don't want to be the next accident victim.