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Garbage Truck Tips Over Spilling Contents Onto Minivan
9/25/14 2:00 PM
A Georgia State Patrolman looks inside the minivan.
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A Georgia State Patrolman looks inside the minivan.

Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services responded to an accident this morning at 9:45 at the intersection of Georgia Highway 20 and Union Hill Road.

Emergency service personnel arrived on scene to find an overturned tractor trailer and a white Honda minivan. The truck, fully loaded with garbage, was heading east and turned onto Union Hill Road. As the driver made the turn, the truck began to topple onto its side spilling its load of garbage onto the minivan. The 39 year old driver of the van was removed from the passenger side of the vehicle. She and the 47 year old driver of the truck were transported to Northside Cherokee Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to a Georgia State Patrolman, the driver of the tractor trailer stated that his brakes "gave way" as he was making turn.

The Cherokee County Hazard Materials team was also called to assist with a fuel spill from the tractor trailer.

As of 1:30 this afternoon, Union Hill Road was still blocked as workers continued to clean the trash up from the highway.

No other injuries were reported and the Georgia State Patrol continues to investigate the cause

 

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The accident happened at Union Hill Road at the intersection of Highway 20.
The accident happened at Union Hill Road at the intersection of Highway 20.
The call came in at 9:45 this morning.
The call came in at 9:45 this morning.
The driver of the minivan and tractor trailer had non life threatening injuries.
The driver of the minivan and tractor trailer had non life threatening injuries.
Workers continue to clean up the area as of 1PM today.
Workers continue to clean up the area as of 1PM today.
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