published Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Two hospitalized after Ochs Highway truck accident in Chattanooga

Ochs Hwy was shut down on Wednesday after a truck carrying construction materials tumbled off the side of the road. Unconfirmed: the two occupants of the truck survived, though one was injured and was taken away in an ambulance.
Ochs Hwy was shut down on Wednesday after a truck carrying construction materials tumbled off the side of the road. Unconfirmed: the two occupants of the truck survived, though one was injured and was taken away in an ambulance.
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Two people were sent to the hospital after a truck’s brakes failed while traveling down Ochs Highway around 11 a.m. Wednesday, according to Chattanooga police.

As truck driver James Walling, 28, lost control of the vehicle, he veered off the curvy highway that runs down Lookout Mountain, said police spokeswoman Sgt. Jerri Weary.

The truck headed over he guardrail and tumbled down part of the mountainside, trapping him and a passenger.

Both had to extracted from the truck cab before being treated for what Weary said were likely not life-threatening injuries.

The truck carried sheetrock for the S&M Building Supplies Co. Weary said charges in the single-vehicle accident are pending further investigation.

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ChattaVol06 said...

BREAKING NEWS!!!!

July 27, 2011 at 11:52 a.m.
YagamiLight said...

I think that its essential for every truck drivers to check all the truck parts before heading for a ride. Things like this can happen all the time. Brake problems are the most common cause of accidents.

September 29, 2011 at 12:27 a.m.
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