Truck Crashes Into Building, Rolls over Wall

Habersham Co. - Tuesday, August 20th, Habersham 911 received calls reporting a motor vehicle accident on North Main Street in Cornelia where a vehicle struck a business and then rolled over a wall onto it’s top with the occupant trapped in the vehicle. 


Cornelia Fire, Police and Habersham County Emergency Services were dispatched. 


Upon arrival, the first units found a pickup truck that had hit another vehicle, then business and rolled over a retaining wall onto it’s top as reported. 


One male patient was still in the vehicle and due to how the vehicle came to rest, made emergency personnel’s job difficult in extricating the patient. Gas from the vehicle’s tank was actively pouring onto the ground where the patient was located. 


The gas leak was secured with Cornelia Fire placing charged hose lines on the ground from two different vantage points due to gas leakage and vapors, including foam line. 


The patient was extricated after about 30 minutes and transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center by HCES (Habersham County Emergency Services).


Georgia Power was requested due to damage to the building and electrical service drop area. 


“This was a difficult extrication with the position of the vehicle, access to the patient and active fuel leak, but great teamwork by all agencies resulted in a successful outcome. No condition on the patient is known, GSP was handling the investigation,” states Habersham County Emergency Services Director Chad Black.