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One Dead In Bibbs County Crash

Morgan Cain2 years ago

One person was killed and another was injured when a sedan and a Mack truck collided in Bibbs County, Georgia Wednesday morning.

About the Bibb County Accident

According to The Telegraph, Donna Hyatt, 71, died at the scene of the accident when a 1984 Mack truck flipped over and crushed part of Hyatt’s 2002 Nissan Altima.

Eye-witness accounts report that Hyatt’s car was traveling south in the right lane when it turned into the Mack trucks path.

The H&S truck, carrying gravel, was reported to be in the left lane when the car came up on the right side seemingly with the intent to pass the truck, but the sedan moved into the path of the truck instead.

Both of the vehicles swerved into northbound lanes at the corner of Allen road. When the truck flipped, gravel was dumped onto the roadway and the Nissan Altima.

The truck driver, Terry Howard, 55, was walking around after the accident but was later taken to a hospital. His condition is not known at this time.

Donna Hyatt had a passenger in her sedan, Ann McCallum, 69. She was taken to the hospital with a broken shoulder.

National Trucking Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 3,921 people were killed in trucking accidents in 2012 – up 4 percent from 3,781 in 2011.
  • Of those killed:
    • 697 were occupants of large trucks
    • 2,843 were occupants of other vehicles
    • 381 were non-occupants including pedestrians and pedalcyclists
  • An additional 104,000 people sustained injuries in trucking accidents in 2012, marking an 18-percent increase from 88,000 in 2011.


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