DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Two people were injured when a Ford dump truck overturned onto a Honda Pilot Monday afternoon near the intersection of GA 400 and GA 53.
According to the Georgia State Patrol report, 59-year-old Jackie Wilson of Decatur was traveling north on GA 400 in a Ford dump truck as a Honda Pilot, driven by Ashley Andrews, 35, of Gainesville was traveling west on GA 53 in the second left turn lane. At the same time, Christopher Beck, 54, of Oakwood was traveling west on GA 53 in a Nissan in the first left turn lane.
The report also states the Andrews and Beck vehicles had started to make their left turn on GA 400 and had entered the intersection when Wilson failed to obey the traffic control device and ran the red light.
Wilson made an evasive turn to the left to avoid the collision but the rear passenger side of the dump truck struck the Nissan then overturned landing on the driver side of the Honda..
Wilson was charged with failure to obey a traffic control device, failure to maintain lane, and expired tag.
Dawson County Fire units arrived on scene along with Med units, Forsyth County Heavy Rescue and Air Life. Fire/Rescue personnel on scene, had to perform an extensive extrication to free the patient Andrews from her vehicle. Various extrication equipment and wrecker services were used to stabilize the vehicles. Once the vehicles were stabilized personnel were able to use “Jaws of Life” to free her.
(Photos provided by Dawson County Fire/EMS).
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