GRIFFIN, Ga. — An early morning wreck after Christmas started a truck fire. The crash involved two tractor-trailers involving two tractor trailers that caused northbound I-7 to be closed just north of Highway 16, exit 205.
The wreck, which also led to a truck fire, occurred just after 3 o’clock in the morning. However, emergency fire fighters were able to extinguish the conflagration.
Spokesman Gordy Wright of the Georgia Department of Public Safety said that one tractor trailer, for unknown reasons, swerved & changed lanes and was hit from behind by the other tractor trailer.
One person was injured on one of the trucks and he is complaining of neck and back pain after the wreck. The severity of that person’s injuries is not known but it might not have been fatal.
According to Georgia State Patrol, as of 7:45 o’clock in the morning, one left lane of the highway has reopened. There was no immediate announcement on when the rest of the road would reopen.
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Meanwhile, a traffic accident happened which involved a multiple vehicles. The mishap caused the closure of three of the four lanes on Interstate 285 westbound in southeast Atlanta.
The accident took place around 8:00 o’clock on Thursday evening, just east of Bouldercrest Road. The good news was that no injuries have been reported. Pending result of investigation, no other details of the crash was released to the media.
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