City Worker Hurt When Tree Limb Falls on Vehicle

10:09 AM, Dec 11, 2012   |    comments
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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A city worker was hospitalized after a large tree limb fell on the vehicle he was driving, causing a chain-reaction collision involving two other vehicles outside Atlanta.

Authorities say high winds and rain during Monday's storms are believed to have caused a tree limb about a foot in diameter to fall on the Lawrenceville worker's Ford Ranger.

Lawrenceville police Sgt. Christopher Ralston the tree limb landed on the roof of the truck, and incapacitated the driver, who suddenly lost control of the vehicle.

Police tell The Gwinnett Daily Post that the Ranger then struck a Chevrolet S-10, which caused the S-10 to hit a Ford Expedition.

Ralston said the employee was critically injured, and taken to Gwinnett Medical Center.

The driver of the S-10 suffered injuries which are not considered life-threatening.

 

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