Another dump truck hits Veterans Parkway overpass, driver seriously injured


photo: Chatham County Police Department

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A dump truck driver was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon after striking an overpass on Veterans Parkway.

According to the Chatham County Police Department (CCPD), the crash occurred around 1 p.m. Traffic was reduced to one lane in both directions as crews worked to clear the scene.

This is the same overpass that was struck on July 17.

And just days before that incident, a similar crash occurred about 80 miles west, on Interstate 16 near Soperton. A large dump truck trailer crashed into the SR 86 bridge, shifting it nearly 6 feet.

No major damage was found after the July 17 crash. Inspectors from the Georgia Department of Transportation were called in again on Tuesday to inspect the overpass and have determined it does not need to be closed, according to CCPD.

The Georgia State Patrol has been called in to investigate the crash.

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