Logging truck flips at Gordon Highway and Doug Barnard Parkway

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 9:02 PM
Last updated 9:12 PM
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A logging truck took a right turn too quickly off Gordon Highway about 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The truck flipped on its side, spilling logs onto Doug Barnard Parkway. Richmond County deputies said the truck did not hit anyone, and the driver was treated for injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

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TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 02/07/12 - 10:24 pm
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Speed???

Speed???

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 02/07/12 - 10:45 pm
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Maybe, but it is a tricky

Maybe, but it is a tricky intersection for large trucks. Load could have shifted unexpectedly on that tight turn. Glad the driver should be okay and that no one else was hurt.

bdouglas
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bdouglas 02/08/12 - 09:52 am
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A logging truck driving too

A logging truck driving too fast?! No way!

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 02/08/12 - 10:36 am
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As a truck driver I have to

As a truck driver I have to point out that load shifts are caused by excessive speed.

nothin2show4it
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nothin2show4it 02/08/12 - 01:15 pm
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bdouglas, true true. I
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bdouglas, true true. I taught my children to stay away from log trucks when driving. You never know because of horrible driving habits. Unfortunately they make their money by how many loads they carry so they will push it to make more money. Georgia should put an end to independent contracting when it comes to driving jobs. It is a recipe for disaster.

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laro247 02/08/12 - 01:18 pm
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nothin2show4it you apparently

nothin2show4it you apparently don't know how many driving jobs would be impacted or how many companies affected. Most retail stores also contract out delivery.

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