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Garbage truck overturns in busy Augusta shopping area

Published: May. 5, 2021 at 7:42 AM EDT|Updated: May. 5, 2021 at 12:12 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A garbage truck overturned this morning in a crash that hurt one person and closed lanes at a busy intersection.

The wreck was reported just before 7:30 a.m. at Wheeler and Marks Church roads near an O’Charley’s restaurant at the busy Augusta Exchange shopping area.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office said the Precision Waste garbage truck was traveling west on Wheeler Road at Marks Church Road, while a car was traveling north on Marks Church.

The driver of the garbage truck ran a red light and struck the car, then overturned, according to deputies.

The driver of the car was taken to Augusta University Medical Center on a complaint, deputies reported.

Around 8 a.m., the damaged car had been loaded onto a tow truck.

The accident closed at least a left-turn lane, according to dispatchers. Drivers reported up to a 15-minute delay getting around the wreck.

This was the scene after a crash in the busy Augusta Exchange shopping area that left a garbage...
This was the scene after a crash in the busy Augusta Exchange shopping area that left a garbage truck on its side.(WRDW)

A string of accidents

The accident comes on the heels of others that have happened in the past 24 hours:

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