Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

Three Vehicle Accident Results in Children Being Entrapped

February 7, 2019

Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services and Woodstock Fire and Rescue responded to an accident yesterday afternoon at approximately 3:30 on the westbound lane of Towne Lake Parkway near the I-575 overpass.

Firefighters arrived on the scene to find a black Dodge Ram pick-up truck lying on its top between a red Dodge Challenger and a black Hyundai Sonato.  Firefighters quickly learned that 5 people were entrapped in the truck including 3 children under the age of 7.  The other occupants in the truck were two adults, the driver and a passenger.  The children were removed from the truck and taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to be evaluated.  A Cherokee County firefighter reported that all of the injuries appeared to be minor.  All of the children were in car seats at the time of the crash.  The only occupants in the other vehicles were the drivers.

The westbound lane of Towne Lake Parkway was blocked until the wreckage was cleared.  The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.

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The accident occurred around 3:30 yesterday afternoon.
The accident occurred around 3:30 yesterday afternoon. (click image for slideshow)
Firefighters quickly responded to the scene of the accident on Towne Lake Parkway.
Firefighters quickly responded to the scene of the accident on Towne Lake Parkway.
The westbound lane of Towne Lake Parkway was blocked until the wreckage was cleared.
The westbound lane of Towne Lake Parkway was blocked until the wreckage was cleared.