Sowegalive.com has learned the details from the traffic accident involving two tractor trailers last week. According to the Georgia State Patrol report, Damon Shawnta Pierce was driving a truck registered to Knight Forestry Transport, Inc near the intersection of Woodhull Road and Highway 27 South. When he attempted to cross Highway 27, he failed to see a truck driven by Clinton Lee Thomas travelling in the south bound lane. In order to avoid a collision, both vehicles steered away from each other and ended up in the west ditch.
From the Georgia State Patrol report:
“Vehicle #1 was traveling westbound on Woodhull Rd. After coming to a stop at the stop sign on Woodhull Rd with its intersection with Ga 1 / US 27, Driver of vehicle #1 attempted to cross GA 1 and continue westbound Edwards Rd. The driver of Vehicle #1 stated that he did not see another vehicle coming and began to cross GA 1 / US 27. The driver of Vehicle #1 also stated that he did not see Vehicle #2 until his tractor was in the inside southbound lane of GA 1 / US 27. The driver of Vehicle #1 then steered his vehicle to the left to avoid contact with Vehicle #2.
Vehicle #2 was traveling southbound on GA 1 / US 27 in the outside lane of travel. When the driver of Vehicle #2 noticed that Vehicle #1 was not stopping, driver #2 steered to the right to avoid a collision. Vehicle #2 left the roadway and traveled onto the west shoulder of GA 1 / US 27, and through the intersection of Edwards Rd. Vehicle #2 then struck the south side ditch of Edwards Rd. with its front end causing the vehicle to overturn. Vehicle #2 came to final rest on its left side facing southwest.
Contact was not made between Vehicle #1 or Vehicle #2, did damage some guide wires belonging to Georgia Power, and a church sign belonging to Saint Thomas Missionary Baptist Church during the crash.”
The accident occurred last Friday (2/12) around 3:20 p.m.