Jeffery Young, 23, of LaGrange was treated at West Georgia Medical Center and released after he was hit in the left arm and side by the car’s passenger-side mirror.
He was among several inmates from the Troup County Correctional Institute who were picking up trash under a contract with the state Department of Transportation, Warden Dexter Wells said.
“The lady ran into a ditch and the mirror on the passenger’s side hit the inmate,” Wells said.
“Another inmate had yelled at him and he jumped out of the way,” Wells said. “If the other inmate hadn’t yelled, it sure would have messed him up” or killed him.
Wells said he spoke to the injured man at the scene and “he was very thankful that the other inmate made him move.”
Hogansville police stopped the 1994 GMC Suburban on U.S. 29 at Bass Cross Road and turned the investigation over to the State Patrol.
The driver’s name and possible charges were not immediately available.
Joel Martin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (706) 884-7311, Ext. 235.