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Truck Accident Causes Major Backups on the Bobby Jones Expressway in Augusta, Georgia (GA)


October 30, 2020

AUGUSTA, GA - wrdw.com writes that a trucking accident causes major traffic delays on the Bobby Jones Expressway.*

Non-life threatening injuries were reported by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, however, the accident caused major traffic problems.  The crash involved a truck that flipped over onto its side on the highway, which occurred in the early morning hours under the Gordon Highway overpass of the Bobby Jones Expressway.  Emergency personnel conducted a heavy-rescue response, which ultimately turned out not to be necessary.  

Due to the accident, eastbound Bobby Jones, also referred to as Interstate 520 at that specific location, was paired down to just one lane during the morning commute, per the sheriff’s office.  The crashed caused the truck’s cargo to spill out on eastbound Bobby Jones Expressway when the truck flipped onto its side.  It appears from the accident that the truck’s cargo was large rolls, possibly of paper, that fell onto the eastbound lane of the roadway as the truck was uprighted by emergency personnel.  This accident occurred just three days after a major accident that caused the shutdown of Interstate 520 for most of the morning hours.  

The accident occurred in the early morning hours late last week when a car slammed into a deer on Interstate 520 east.  The driver exited the vehicle and was hit by another vehicle between the Laney Walker Boulevard/Sand Bar Ferry exit.  Then two other vehicles were involved in the accident, including the truck

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Source:

https://www.wrdw.com/2020/10/26/overturns-on-eastbound-bobby-jones-expressway/

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