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Car Accident Leads to Road Closures in Chatham County, Georgia


June 23, 2019

CHATHAM COUNTY, GA – According to online news reports at fox28media.com and wsav.com, the Chatham County Police Department, lanes of Highway 17 at Berwick Boulevard were closed after an accident that occurred earlier this week.*

The Chatham County Police Department has indicated that it has diverted traffic from Highway 17 at Berwick Boulevard due to an accident.  Specifically, cars were turned off of Berwick Boulevard onto Highway 17 and then the southbound traffic of Highway 17 had been diverted northbound.  The roadway is expected to be closed for several hours as police investigate the accident and workers clear the road.  Drivers are encouraged to find alternative routes to get to their destinations.

Four individuals were transported to a local hospital for treatment. Three of the four sustained serious injuries, per the CEO for Chatham Emergency Services.  The CEO noted that the accident resulted in four ambulances being called to the scene to extract some of the crash victims.  The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the accident. Any inquiries regarding the accident should be directed to the Georgia State Patrol. There are no further details on the accident at this time.  The identity of the accident victims have not been released. 

UPDATE:

Per authorities, Highway 17 has been reopened at Berwick Boulevard following an accident that occurred earlier this week. The accident involved injuries. At around 1 p.m. the Chatham County Police Department closed traffic in the vicinity, which caused the shutdown of several lanes of Highway 17.

The Chatham County Police Department reopened one southerly lane of Highway 17 at approximately 4:00 p.m..  About an hour and a half after reopening the southbound lane of the highway, all lanes were completely opened.

According to witnesses, the roadway was shut down because of an accident involving a dump truck that was transporting dirty.

There are no further details on the cause of the accident and the extent of injuries.

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Sources:https://fox28media.com/news/local/lanes-of-hwy-17-and-berwick-closed-due-to-car-accident and https://www.wsav.com/news/traffic/traffic-road-closures-near-hwy-17-berwick-blvd-due-to-accident-with-injuries/2081976033

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