Two Injured After Concrete Falls from Atlanta Bridge

One person was freed from the truck, and was in stable condition at Grady Memorial Hospital

 

 
 
 

| Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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Atlanta Bridge Collapse Extrication

Two people were hurt after a large chunk of concrete fell onto a vehicle.
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ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities said two people were hurt after a truck hit a bridge and a large chunk of concrete fell onto a vehicle.in northwest Atlanta.

The truck hit a CSX railroad trestle Tuesday morning over Bolton Road. Georgia Department of Transportation spokesman David Spear says the bridge was hit by a garbage truck's hydraulic arm.

Atlanta Fire Capt. Jolyon Bundrige says one person was freed from the truck, and was in stable condition at Grady Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

He says a woman in a car behind the truck was also taken to Grady with minor injuries.

Atlanta police spokesman Curtis Davenport told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the garbage truck driver was charged with unsecured load, failure to obey a traffic control device and collision with an object adjacent to the street.



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Atlanta Bridge Collapse Extrication

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Atlanta Bridge Collapse, Extrication

Authorities work the scene underneath a CSX railroad trestle over Bolton Road near Marietta Road where a truck hit the bridge and two people were injured after a large chunk of concrete fell onto the vehicle Tuesday, June 28, 2011, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal & Constitution, John Spink)


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Atlanta Bridge Collapse, Extrication

Authorities work the scene underneath a CSX railroad trestle over Bolton Road near Marietta Road where a truck hit the bridge and two people were injured after a large chunk of concrete fell onto the vehicle Tuesday, June 28, 2011, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal & Constitution, John Spink)


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Atlanta Bridge Collapse, Extrication

Authorities work the scene underneath a CSX railroad trestle over Bolton Road near Marietta Road where a truck hit the bridge and two people were injured after a large chunk of concrete fell onto the vehicle Tuesday, June 28, 2011, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal & Constitution, John Spink)


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Atlanta Bridge Collapse, Extrication

Authorities work the scene underneath a CSX railroad trestle over Bolton Road near Marietta Road where a truck hit the bridge and two people were injured after a large chunk of concrete fell onto the vehicle Tuesday, June 28, 2011, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal & Constitution, John Spink)



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