Semi-Truck Crashes into Tree in Sumter County, Georgia
SUMTER COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report posted online at wgxa.tv, a semi-truck crashed into a tree February 5 in Sumter County, Georgia. Authorities have not yet determined the cause of the crash. The driver of the semi-truck was injured and taken to a local hospital.*
The crash occurred in the morning on February 5 on Vance Street in DeSoto, Georgia. At about 7:30 a.m., a semi-truck somehow left the roadway near the address of 338 Vance Street. Upon exiting the road, the semi-truck crashed into a tree. It appears the accident occurred on or near a set of railroad tracks. It is not yet clear what caused the driver to leave the road.
The Sumter County Fire Department responded to the scene and reported that the driver of the truck was able to escape the cab before firefighters arrived. Paramedics transported the driver to a nearby hospital for treatment of unknown injuries. The driver has not been identified at this time.
Following the accident, the Sumter County Fire Department posted a message to social media, saying, “[Sumter County Fire and Rescue] was dispatch[ed] at 7:27 a.m. today to 338 Vance St. in DeSoto to a motor vehicle accident with report of a semi-tractor trailer rig having hit a tree. Upon arrival, Engine 41 personnel reported a tractor trailer has left the roadway, struck a tree and come to rest in the railroad tracks. The driver was out of the vehicle and was transported by Gold Star EMS for medical treatment. HOG railroad was advised to stop all rail traffic until the wreck was cleared from the track.”
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