Semi-Truck Carrying Glass Crashes Outside Burke County Walmart in Georgia
BURKE COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report from wrdw.com, a semi-truck crashed outside a Walmart on Highway 25 in Burke County, Georgia. The truck was carrying a load of glass, which spilled onto the road after impact.*
The crash occurred around midnight in front of the Walmart Shopping Center on Highway 25 in Burke County. A tractor-trailer hauling 40 tons of glass somehow wrecked and spilled a large amount of glass onto the highway. It is not yet clear how the crash occurred. No other vehicles were involved.
The driver of the truck, who has not been identified, sustained minor injuries. All southbound lanes of Highway 25 were shut down for some time while crews cleared the area and cleaned all the glass. Burke County authorities are investigating the collision, and no additional information has been reported at this time.
Burke County is located on the eastern border of the state of Georgia. Geographically, it is one of the largest counties in the state, but it has a small population for its size: approximately 22,500. A total of 371 vehicle accidents occurred in Burke County in 2015, according to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. These accidents resulted in 137 injuries and three deaths.
The following year, accident numbers climbed significantly. A total of 661 accidents occurred in the county in 2016, resulting in 150 injuries and eight deaths. Half of the fatal accidents that year were related to alcohol.
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