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Two Georgia Truck Accidents in Atlanta on the Same Morning


Posted on Apr 02, 2013

An early morning trucking wreck occurred on March 15, 2013, around 4:00 a.m. This Forsyth County truck accident took place on Georgia 400 near mile post 39 north of Cumming. The tractor-trailer involved was carrying cardboard, which caught fire during the wreck. The fire forced morning commuters to seek alternate routes.

On the same morning, another trucking crash occurred around 5:20 a.m. The crash between a box truck and a dump truck that was hauling “processed waste” also affected the morning commute. This accident occurred in Cherokee County on Interstate 575 northbound at Towne Lake Parkway and caused a stinking mess due to the human waste spilled onto the highway.

In this accident, both trucks overturned upon impact and the dump truck’s load of waste was spilled onto I-575. All four lanes of Interstate 575 northbound at Towne Lake Parkway were shut down. Crews with the city of Woodstock worked to clean up the waste from the roadway. After a four-hour delay, the trucks and mess were cleared around 9:30 a.m. and all lanes were reopened.

During this time, commuters traveling southbound were rubbernecking taking a look at the overturned trucks. Because the accident looked really bad, traffic was a mess for the southbound side of the interstate as well.

Two injuries were reported in this crash; however, the identities of the truck drivers involved were not released.

The Law Offices of Shane Smith would like to wish all the truck drivers injured in these Georgia trucking accidents full and fast recoveries from their injuries.

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