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Severe Accident Caused by Uncertified Truck Driver in Carrolton, Georgia

October 06, 2019

CARROLLTON, GA- writes that a woman in Alabama suffered severe injuries in a crash involving a fire truck. The Carroll County Fire Department is being hit with the blame after their driver was not properly certified to drive the truck. Reports indicate that the driver was not a certified firefighter either. Spokesperson’s for the county defended their decision to allow the driver to operate the large truck and stated that for many years they have been employing uncertified firefighters to work with and operate their trucks.*

The couple in the other involved vehicle was traveling back from a holiday in Tennessee and was driving through the intersection of Highway 27 and Highway 5 on a green light. The couple stated that they were likely going about 50 miles per hour at the time when they were struck. The victim’s husband, who was also in the vehicle, said that he heard something, looked to their side but did not see anything. The victim reported that she saw the truck stopped at the intersection, and then saw it start moving towards them. The truck pulled in front of them, and the victim’s husband tried to swerve the couple’s Nissan Rogue out of the way to avoid the larger vehicle. 

The driver lost consciousness in the collision, which caused the airbags to deploy. The driver’s wife severely injured her leg in the crash and bleeding badly after the accident. The injured woman was airlifted from the scene to the Atlanta Medical Center. 

While the firetruck was on its way to a call, emergency vehicles can only enter an intersection on a red traffic signal if the intersection is clear. Knowing how to properly drive one of these vehicles requires proper training and experience. 

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