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September 17, 2022

Young Harris, GA – Serious Injuries Reported in Dump Truck Crash on GA-2

Young Harris, GA (September 17, 2022) – Around 3:40 p.m. on Friday afternoon, September 16, serious injuries stemmed from a Young Harris dump truck accident. 

Georgia State Patrol officials confirmed that the accident happened at the intersection of GA-2 and Crooked Creek Connector. Police claim that 42-year-old John Thacker was driving a Dodge Ram pickup truck when it suddenly collided with a 1987 Ford dump truck that was traveling east on the roadway. The vehicles involved in the accident were severely damaged. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other local responders were dispatched to the scene. The driver of the dump truck, identified as 57-year-old Jerrold Rusk, sustained minor injuries but was not hospitalized. Thacker, on the other hand, was hospitalized at Northeast Georgia Medical Center with serious injuries. He was airlifted to the hospital but his current condition is not yet known. 

The vehicles sustained disabling damages and blocked the roadway for some time in the area. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible. 

No further details have been released at this time but police continue their investigation. Police will update as more information becomes available. 

Our thoughts are with the injured parties involved in this accident. 

Truck Accidents in Georgia

Truck-related accidents may not be the most common types of accidents on our roads in Georgia; however, they do tend to lead to some of the most extensive harm. Because trucks weigh tens of thousands of pounds, they are capable of causing extensive harm in the event of an accident involving smaller vehicles. In just one recent year’s time in the U.S., over 110,000 people were seriously injured in truck accidents caused by others. If you have been seriously injured in a truck crash and wonder where you can turn, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible about your options. 

If your life has been affected by a serious truck accident, you should speak with a skilled Young Harris truck accident lawyer that you can rely on. You may be suffering in more ways than one after an accident. For instance, if you are struggling to get back on your feet on a physical level, you may wonder how you will pay the bills that keep piling up against you. There are many parties who could be at fault for a truck crash, such as the following: 

  • Truck drivers
  • Trucking companies
  • Manufacturers of truck parts
  • Cargo loaders

You have options after a truck accident and should speak with a Young Harris personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after an accident. 

At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here to assist you after you have sustained immense harm in a truck crash. Having the help of an attorney on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected after an accident. We will help you put up a fight when it comes to the big-name insurance companies so that you do not have to stand alone at this time. Please do not hesitate to contact a truck accident attorney in Young Harris at (888) 688-1924 for more information on your available options. 

Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene described in this post.