Log Truck Turns Over on Cherokee County, Georgia, Bridge, Spills Logs onto Road
CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story reported by fox5atlanta.com, a log truck overturned on a Cherokee County, Georgia, bridge and spilled debris onto the roadway below. Three people were taken to a hospital. The accident occurred on an interstate and caused closures on both the interstate and the road running below the bridge.*
The accident took place in the afternoon on May 13 on Interstate 575 in Cherokee County. Authorities and Fox 5 report that at about 12:45 p.m., a transfer truck carrying a load of logs was passing over the bridge above Lower Bethany Road. For reasons not yet known, the truck turned onto its side on the overpass and spilled part of its load over the side of the bridge.
Large amounts of debris fell onto the roadway below, some of which struck a Honda Fit that had been traveling on Lower Bethany Road. Investigators do not yet know what caused the truck to overturn, and the report from Fox 5 did not list any potential factors that might have played a role in the accident.
Fox 5 states that the driver of the Honda and a passenger in the Honda were both injured. Emergency responders reportedly took them to Northside Cherokee Hospital. The report says both these people, who were not identified, appeared to have minor injuries.
In addition, the driver of the truck, who was also not identified, was taken to Northside Cherokee Hospital. Fox 5 says it did not appear that he or she was injured, but the hospital would perform an evaluation.
Authorities are still in the process of investigating the case and had not released further information at the time of the Fox 5 report.
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