Truck Overturns in Atlanta, Downs Power Lines
ATLANTA, GA. – September 13, 2018 (ajc.com) A truck overturned in Atlanta September 13, hitting power lines and causing them to fall, according to an online news report from ajc.com.*
The truck crashed on the afternoon of September 13 on Bolton Road and James Jackson Parkway in Atlanta. It is not clear how the crash occurred, but the truck overturned and struck a set of power lines on the way down. Emergency crews found the driver conscious with an employee of a nearby business, Waffle House, trying to pull the driver out of the truck. The driver was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries. The driver has not been identified, and his or her current medical condition is not known.
The downed power lines affected hundreds of customers. A spokesperson for Georgia Power said 80 percent of customers had restored power later that day, with about 200 customers left to go. Authorities are investigating the crash and have not released additional information at this time.
Atlanta is located in Fulton County, which has an estimated population of more than 1 million. In 2016, according to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, nearly 61,000 vehicle accidents occurred in Fulton County. These vehicle accidents led to 12,875 injuries and 129 deaths.
During the five-year period between 2012 and 2016, Fulton County saw a significant increase in vehicle collisions. In 2012, a total of 22,275 vehicle accidents occurred in the county, leading to 4,498 injuries and 77 deaths. By 2015, the number of accidents had grown well above 50,000, with fatality accidents reaching above 100.
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