Update: Truck runs stop sign, hits Walton County EMS ambulance


Georgia State Patrol reports that a passenger truck failed to stop at a stop sign at Jacks Creek Road and Snows Mill Road at about 10 a.m. on April 4, 2019, striking the back passenger side of an ambulance.

“The impact caused the ambulance to rotate clockwise on impact and overturned. The ambulance was responding to a call for service, but not in emergency mode,” the GSP public information office said in an email response. “The two EMTs in the ambulance were transported to Piedmont Athens with non-life threatening injuries.”

GSP report that the investigation is not yet complete.

Initial Story

A Walton County EMS ambulance has been involved in an accident at Jacks Creek Road and Snows Mill Road. Assistant Fire Chief Craig League with Walton County Fire Rescue said the intersection is currently closed to traffic.

“Both of the medics on board have been transported to Piedmont Athens Regional with minor injuries. Georgia State Patrol is working the accident,” League said. The ambulance was on its way to a call when the accident happened.

This is the third accident involving a local public safety vehicle this year. On January, two firefighters were injured when a Walton County Fire Truck based out of Hard Labor Creek Reservoir was involved in a wreck on Hawkins Academy Road near Social Circle. Just a week later, a Social Circle firefighter was seriously injured in a wreck in the fire truck at almost the same location.

Photo credit: Walton County Fire Rescue

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