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Two Injured in Dump Truck Crash in Dawsonville, Georgia

February 25, 2019

DAWSONVILLE, GA. – According to a news report posted online by, two people were injured in a dump truck crash in Dawsonville, Georgia. The dump truck crashed into an SUV and then overturned onto the SUV, spilling a load from the back of the truck onto the SUV and roadway.* 

The incident occurred on the afternoon of February 18 on Georgia Highway 53 in Dawsonville. A dump truck that was traveling in the area ran a red light at the crossing of Highway 53 and Georgia Highway 400. In running the light, the truck struck an SUV in the intersection. 

The truck driver reportedly swerved to try to miss the SUV, but the crash still occurred, and the truck was thrown off balance. The dump truck then overturned and landed on the SUV. The load in the back of the truck then spilled out onto the SUV and the highway intersection. 

Two people were riding inside the SUV, and they were injured during the accident. One of the injured persons was stuck in the crumpled vehicle, and Dawson firefighters had to free this person from the SUV. They were both described as seriously injured, but Dawson Fire Department Chief Danny Thompson said they were stable upon transport.

The victims have not been identified, and it is not clear what hospital they were taken to after the wreck. Their current conditions have not been updated. 

Officials did not release the name of the dump truck’s driver. They did not say what caused the driver to run the light and also did not say whether he or she was injured. The crash investigation is ongoing.

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