Truck Crashes into Two Store Fronts in Buckhead, Georgia

ATLANTA, GA – A commercial delivery truck slammed into two store fronts Monday mornng at 7:00 am, August 23, after the truck and a car crashed into each other at the intersection of Roswell Road and West Paces Ferry in Buckhead in Northeast Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta is in Fulton County, Georgia in the northern part of the state about 84 miles northwest of Macon and about 248 miles northwest of Savannah.

Commercial truck smashed into Buckhead, GA store front after collision with passenger car.

Commercial truck smashed into Buckhead, GA store front after collision with passenger car.

Police said that the truck was heading east on West Paces Ferry when the driver of a car was traveling south on Roswell Road at the same exact time. The car and the truck collided, sending the car hurtling toward a utility pole. The police say that the truck driver’s accelator got stuck slamming into a women’s athletic wear store and then into a furniture display room, sending glass showering down onto furniture and clothes.

Police and Fire crews examine wreckage after truck crashed into downtown Buckhead store.

Police and Fire crews examine wreckage after truck crashed into downtown Buckhead store.

Christopher King of CBS Atlanta reports that both the drivers seem ok, but it isn’t just your typical fender bender.

Broken glass and masonry of Buckhead store front where truck smashed into it on August 23.

Broken glass and masonry of Buckhead store front where truck smashed into it on August 23.

“When you’re working in this business, you see all kinds of things,” said Tim Cowley, property manager of the buildings that house the stores. He said this is one of the worst accidents he has seen at this or any store. “This is probably one or two (of the worst accidents),” Cowley said.

The driver of the car told CBS Atlanta that she was able to walk away with only a bandage on her hand. The truck driver was taken to a nearby hospital.

“It sounds pretty crazy,” said Chris Bowers, a designer with the clothing store. He said as brutal as the collision was on the vehicles, the crash only left his store with minor damage. “Just clean up and get it put back,” he said.

Location of truck accident at the intersection of Roswell Rd and West Paces Ferry in the Buckhead district of Atlanta, GA on August 23, 2010.

Location of truck accident at the intersection of Roswell Rd and West Paces Ferry in the Buckhead district of Atlanta, GA on August 23, 2010.

Neither driver suffered life threatening injuries.

Police also told CBS Atlanta that both drivers said they had green lights.

Both drivers were cited for failing to obey a traffic light.

Source: CBS Atlanta


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