fog.png
Thursday January 20th, 2022 9:24AM

Pedestrian seriously injured when hit by tractor trailer

By AccessWDUN staff

No charges will be filed against the driver of a tractor trailer involved in a Friday morning accident with a pedestrian in Gainesville.

The driver, who is from Murrayville, was traveling in the outside southbound lane of Athens Highway (US 129) near Monroe Drive around 10 a.m. when a pedestrian walked into the side of the rig.

Gainesville Police Cpl. Jessica Van said the 65-year-old Flowery Branch man suffered broken bones and lacerations in the collision, but he is expected to survive his injuries. He was last reported in stable condition at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.

Van said investigators have not determined why the pedestrian walked into the truck.

Van said the investigation kept portions of Athens Highway closed for a couple of hours. 

Original story posted Friday, Dec. 10 at 12:15 p.m.

An investigation continues after a pedestrian was struck by a tractor trailer Friday morning on Athens Highway (US 129) near Monroe Drive in Gainesville.

The Gainesville Police Department reported the incident on social media around 10 a.m. Officers remained at the scene into the afternoon trying to determine what happened.

The pedestrian who was hit sustained serious injuries.

The names of those involved have not been released. 

  • Associated Categories: Homepage, Local/State News
  • Associated Tags: Gainesville Police Department , pedestrian accident , Athens Highway
© Copyright 2022 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Cleveland City Council: Family Promise rezoning tabled until Jan. 10
A residence for homeless families in the city of Cleveland can't moved forward just yet.
5:00AM ( 54 minutes ago )
Brenau honors more than 400 graduates in winter commencement ceremonies
Brenau University celebrated more than 400 new graduates during two winter commencement ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 10 on the historic Gainesville campus.
6:16PM ( 11 hours ago )
Cupola installed on Gainesville Renaissance building
Crews installed a cupola on the far left corner of the Gainesville Renaissance project Thursday afternoon.
5:00PM ( 12 hours ago )
Local/State News
Gainesville woman dies following consecutive traffic accidents on Queen City Parkway
A Gainesville woman was killed and her two passengers were seriously hurt following two separate but related traffic accidents on Queen City Parkway.
By AccessWDUN staff
2:27PM ( 1 month ago )
Grant will allow Gainesville PD to hire an additional mental health clinician
Not once, but twice, the annual golf tournanment sponsored by the Northeast Georgia Health System Foundation was put on hold because of COVID-19. Even so, the Foundation has pledged to fund the program that was named the beneficiary of the tournament.
By AccessWDUN staff
1:25PM ( 1 month ago )
The man killed in Gainesville shooting has been identified
The man who was killed in Sunday's shooting has now been identified.
6:00PM ( 1 month ago )
Arrest made in death of Gainesville homeless man
A man who was part of Gainesville's homeless community was found dead Monday, and now another man in the city's homeless population has been charged with the death.
9:19AM ( 1 month ago )
Vandals ruin Gainesville 'squarecrow' display set up by special needs adult group
One of the groups that set up a display for the annual Downtown Gainesville Squarecrow contest found their display dismantled on Monday.
2:00PM ( 1 month ago )