Truck Driver Arrested After Rollover Crash in Bainbridge, Georgia


January 10, 2019

BAINBRIDGE, GA. – As reported online by wctv.com, a truck driver was arrested after a rollover crash that occurred in Bainbridge, Georgia. The driver has not been identified and was not injured in the crash.*

A tractor-trailer traveling on the Highway 84 Bypass in Bainbridge crashed into a guardrail near the West Shotwell Street exit. The tractor-trailer then rolled over. The driver of the tractor-trailer, who has not been identified, was able to escape from the cab of the truck and was not injured. 

It is not yet clear how the accident occurred, and it does not appear any other vehicles were involved. The driver was not injured and was arrested for driving with a suspended license and failure to maintain a lane. Bainbridge Public Safety and Georgia State Patrol responded to the scene. Officials say the guardrail is damaged, and a temporary barrier has been put in place until permanent repairs can be made. No further information has been released at this time.

Bainbridge is located in Decatur County on the southwestern border of the state of Georgia. It has an estimated populated of 27,000, and its major roadways include U.S. Route 27 and U.S. Route 84. Aside from 2016, vehicle accident numbers in Decatur County have remained relatively steady, according to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. 

From 2012 to 2015, an average of 575 accidents occurred annually in Decatur County. In 2016, however, accident totals jumped to 682. The vehicle accidents in 2016 led to almost 200 injuries and 12 fatalities. 

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Sources:
https://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Semi-truck-rollover-crash-in-Bainbridge-502373101.html
https://gahighwaysafety.org/fullpanel/uploads/files/decatur.pdf

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