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The undercarriage of a cement truck that overturned on Rimrock Road in Pickens County. First responders from Dawson County, Pickens County and Georgia State Patrol worked the scene.

Dawson, Pickens, State Police respond to entrapment in Pickens County

By Denise Ray This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dawson County Emergency Services (DCES) responded to call on Rimrock Road in Pickens County Monday, Aug. 20. Upon arriving on the scene, an overturned cement truck was observed in a residential driveway.

“The area is served by an automatic mutual aid agreement with both counties [Dawson and Pickens] assisting each other,” Dawson County EMA Director/Fire Chief Danny Thompson stated in a written statement. Dawson County stations 1, 6 and 8 responded.

Crews were able to rescue the driver of a Wayne Davis Concrete truck after a 30-minute extrication. “The driver said his brakes went out,” Pickens County Fire Chief Sloan Elrod said. The homeowner said that there had been a similar incident a few years ago, according to Elrod. “This is the first I can recall,” he said.

Pickens County EMS took the driver to Kennestone Hospital for further evaluation of his injuries. The Georgia State Patrol is handling the investigation.

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 A driver became entrapped after his vehicle overturned on the yard of a Rimrock Road residence in Jasper, Ga.

 

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Dawson County Division Chief Operations & Training Danny Speaks, pictured in red shirt, at the scene where crews were able to extricate the male driver from his overturned cement truck.

Pics: Courtesy of Jason Dooley, Dawson County Fire & EMS

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