SOUTH FORSYTH — An overturned garbage truck created a spectacle Monday afternoon as 20 emergency vehicles responded to the scene at Castleberry Road and Atlanta Highway (Hwy. 9) near Fowler Park.
The truck toppled onto its driver’s side, trapping the 37-year-old man in the cab for about 15 minutes but not spilling any trash, according to Forsyth County Fire Division Chief Jason Shivers.
The driver, whose name has not been released, was taken to North Fulton Hospital with various injuries. Shivers described the man’s condition as stable and noted that he was able to talk with emergency services personnel.
Castleberry was shut down to Majors Road, according to Robin Regan, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident happened about 2:30 p.m. as the truck was traveling south on Hwy. 9 as it approached vehicles stopped at the Castleberry intersection, Regan said.
It was not immediately clear whether the crash was a result of the driver attempting to swerve out of the way of those vehicles or to take a right turn.
Andrew Beauchemin of Cumming was in the lone vehicle on Hwy. 9, having backed up from the crossing to make way for emergency vehicles responding to a separate call.
“I saw I had space to get back onto the road,” he said, “and I looked in my rearview mirror and saw [the truck] flip over.”