Entrapped Woman Rescued After Tractor Trailer Rolled on Top of Her Car

The accident occurred around 3:45 p.m. on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road.

Suwanee, Ga., police & fire news
Suwanee, Ga., police & fire news

All lanes of Lawrenceville-Suwanee were closed Friday afternoon as rescue crews extricated a woman from an accident that involved a tractor trailer rolled on top of a passenger car.

Gwinnett Fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge said the woman, who was the driver of the passenger car, was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The accident occurred around 3:45 p.m. on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road at Old Peachtree Road in Suwanee.

The woman was extricated from the vehicle around 4 p.m.

“The woman was conscious, alert and breathing and was able to crawl partially out of the vehicle,” Rutledge said in a news release. “The driver of the truck was not hurt.  It appears that the trailer portion of the truck separated and rolled over the median, crushing the roof of the car in the opposite lane.”

Suwanee Police officer were diverting traffic on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road as heavy equipment was being used to clear the scene.

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the accident.


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