Area first responders were busy Wednesday afternoon, responding to an accident involving a crane truck on Ga. Highway 372 at the Conns Creek Road intersection.

The incident took place at approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday and had the road blocked for several hours.

“The 23-year-old male driver was driving a 38-ton boom truck when he left the road and overturned,” Battalion Chief Mark Orr said in a news release. “The driver, who had a Ball Ground address, was entrapped and was extricated by Cherokee County firefighters, with assistance from Mauldin’s Wrecker Service, who used their rotator wrecker to lift the large truck from the driver’s leg. The driver was transported to North Fulton Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.”

Cherokee Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Jay Baker stated that the truck was traveling south on Highway 372 and drove off the road to avoid a collision with stopped vehicles.

One lane of Highway 372 was blocked for several hours; however, both lanes opened to traffic shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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