Two-vehicle accident slows One Lane of Bullsboro Drive

by Wes Mayer - wesley@newnan.com

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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.



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