Atlanta Truck's Unsecured Load Sends Individual to the Hospital After Crash

A messy Atlanta truck accident occurred on one of the busiest nights of the year, December 31, 2010, on Georgia State Route 400. This New Year's Eve crash created a heavy traffic jam for Georgians trying to get to their New Year's Eve festivities.

The truck crash occurred around 6 p.m. on Georgia 400, just north of the toll booths, when debris fell from a truck that was headed north. The debris was reportedly utility clamps and tools. This heavy debris damaged many vehicles on the road.

Unfortunately, the debris struck one vehicle in the windshield, hitting a passenger in the head. The victim was taken to North Fulton County Hospital and is expected to recover.

Police say that the load the truck was carrying must have been unsecured, and they warn truck drivers of the dangers of unsecured loads. However, police have not been able to find the truck that was involved in this mess.

The northbound lanes of Georgia 400 were closed after the accident for cleanup.

Sadly, 25,000 crashes each year occur due to unsecured loads, resulting in about 90 fatalities, according to a 2004 study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

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