Two-vehicle accident slows One Lane of Bullsboro Drive

by Wes Mayer - wesley@newnan.com

alt

According to Coggin, approximately 20 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from the truck’s fuel tank, and Georgia DOT arrived on scene with sand to neutralize the fire hazard.


Two vehicles were involved in an accident Monday afternoon on Bullsboro Drive which slowed Newnan traffic during rush hour.

The accident occurred around 5:45 p.m. at the intersection of Bullsboro Drive and Parkway North across from Amlajack Boulevard. A minivan appeared to strike a pickup truck on the passenger’s side, flipping the truck to land on its driver’s side.

Authorities with the Newnan Police Department, Coweta County Fire Department, Coweta County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia State Patrol arrived on scene to handle the accident. According to Assistant Fire Chief Mitch Coggin, there were four uninjured occupants in the minivan, and one driver in the pickup truck.

The truck was carrying a fuel tank in the bed, Coggin said, and after the truck flipped over, the tank began leaking diesel fuel. Coweta County firefighters were able to stabilize the vehicle and removed the roof from the truck to extricate the driver.

The process took around 10 minutes, Coggin said, and Coweta County EMS arrived on scene to transport the driver to Piedmont Newnan Hospital. The extent of the driver’s injuries are unknown at this time.

According to Coggin, approximately 20 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from the truck’s fuel tank, and Georgia DOT arrived on scene with sand to neutralize the fire hazard. Parkway North and one lane of Bullsboro Drive were closed for about 30 to 45 minutes, Coggin said.

The Newnan Times-Herald will continue to provide updates on this story and in Wednesday’s print and digital editions of the paper.



More Local

Search warrants lead to coke busts

On Friday, authorities with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office seized over 50 grams of cocaine while executing search warrants. At 6:3 ... Read More


Volunteers recall Katrina tour

In the wake of devastation, often one of the only things that can be counted on is the character of those who remain. When Major Tony Grant ... Read More


Authorities warn against latest Facebook scam

Several residents of Coweta have reported another scam – this time on Facebook. Brenda Brown Neil said someone using a fake profile co ... Read More


Grantville to switch to four-day work week

The Grantville City Council will keep the senior citizen center open five days a week even though city employees are moving to a four-day wo ... Read More


UPDATE: Robbery believed to be motive

Additional arrests made in Spice murder case

Three additional arrests have been made in the murder investigation of Kenneth Michael Spice, and authorities now believe that robbery was a ... Read More

Officials urge students to guard their cell phones

As students get settled back into a new school year, officials are urging them to keep a watchful eye on their technology. Since August 2014 ... Read More