Several Motorist Jump Into River To Save Man After Truck Plummets Off Bridge
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A Georgia driver was killed in a fatal
truck accident when his dump truck drove off a bridge into the Yellow River. Several
men risked their lives in an attempt to save the driver after the vehicle
plunged into the river. Two dump trucks were involved in the accident
on the bridge of I-20 Access Road, according to the Newton County Sheriff's
Office. One of the trucks struck the rear-end of the other, causing both
to lose control on the bridge over the Yellow River. One of the trucks
crashed through the concrete barriers and drove off the side of the bridge.
The driver was killed during the accident. The other driver of the truck
crashed into the opposite side of the bridge, but only suffered non-life
threatening injuries. The two drivers were the only people involved in
the crash, and there were no other passengers in the vehicles. Several
other motorists saw the accident and jumped into the river to save the
truck driver. Witnesses claim fuel was leaking from the truck and polluting
the water as the men desperately tried to save the driver. The men risked
their lives jumping into the waters, swallowing the diesel fuel. Someone
was able to rescue the driver from the waters, but it was too late. The
witness claims the driver died in his arms. The Newton County Sheriff's
Office traffic unit responded to the fatal crash and investigated the
accident. The deceased driver was identified, but his identity has not
been released until family members are notified.
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