Back River, Talmadge bridges reopen after tractor-trailer crash causes closure for several hours


SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Back River and Talmadge bridges reopened Tuesday afternoon after being closed for several hours following a tractor-trailer crash.

Georgia State Patrol (GSP) says around 1:11 p.m., the driver of the semi-truck was ejected after the truck hit the concrete bridge. GSP says the steering wheel off but the truck continued south and hit the guardrail at the bottom of Talmadge Bridge.

The driver was seriously injured in the crash and was taken to Memorial Medical Center, GSP said.

The Savannah Fire Department says the crash caused 150 gallons of diesel fuel to spill on the Talmadge Bridge. SFD says the log truck lost control and damaged its fuel tanks. Firefighters contained the spill.

The Chatham County Police Department says the crash caused serious injuries and that the Georgia State Patrol is investigating. No further details were released.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is reported.

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