A two-vehicle accident involving a log truck shut down highway 411 Wednesday morning.
According to Georgia State Patrol reports, the accident occurred just after 9 a.m. A Chevrolet Sonic traveling south on highway 411 and a tractor-trailer traveling north collided head-on. The driver of the Chevrolet Sonic crossed the center yellow line and struck the tractor-trailer, hauling logs, head-on. GSP officials say, the driver of the tractor-trailer attempted to avoid the collision but was unsuccessful. The tractor-trailer struck an embankment and overturned onto its right side, losing the load of logs in the roadway. Bartow EMS, Fire, and Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer did not sustain any injuries. The fire department had to remove the driver of the Chevrolet Sonic. The man suffered numerous leg fractures and a possible pelvic fracture. He also had abdominal and chest trauma. He was conscious and alert. The man was airlifted to Grady Hospital for treatment.