Pepsi Truck Crashes with Semi-Truck in Jasper, Georgia
JASPER, GA. – A Pepsi delivery truck crashed with a semi-truck in Jasper, Georgia, according to an online news report from pickens.fetchyournews.com.*
The accident occurred on Highway 515 in Jasper, Georgia. Near the Walmart on the highway, a flatbed semi-truck crashed with a delivery truck for the local Pepsi Company. The driver of the flatbed semi was transported to Piedmont Mountainside hospital with minor injuries. It does not appear the driver of the Pepsi truck was injured.
The cause of the accident has not yet been reported, and neither of the drivers has been identified. No additional information has been reported at this time.
Jasper is located in Pickens County in the north-central part of the state of Georgia. The county has an estimated population of about 31,000, and its major roadways include Interstate 575, State Route 5, State Route 52, State Route 136, and State Route 515.
According to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, vehicle accidents in Pickens County have more than doubled in the last several years. In 2012, a total of 496 vehicle accidents occurred in the county, leading to 185 injuries. By 2016, the total number of accidents had risen to 1,009, leading to 266 injuries.
While the number of accidents and injuries has been steadily increasing, the number of fatalities from traffic accidents has yo-yoed. In 2012, seven people died from traffic accidents in Pickens County. That number fell to four the following year, then rose to five in 2014, then jumped back to seven in 2015. In 2016, three people died in traffic accidents, which was a five-year low for the county.
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