Alabama Highway 9 North was shut down for over six hours as crews worked to clean up – following an 18 wheeler accident in front of Dixie Pile Driver on Monday afternoon shortly after 4:00.
The driver of the big rig, listed on the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency accident report as Charles Cook from Cartersville, Georgia, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the mishap. The 2016 Peterbilt was hauling a load of cedar wood.
Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) officials called in a Haz-Mat crew from Dalton, Georgia to clean up a significant amount of oil and fuel which had spilled into a nearby ditch as a result of the accident.
Crews from Fagan’s Wrecker Service worked to remove both the truck and trailer from the scene.
Cedar Bluff Firefighters, ALEA, Floyd EMS, Cherokee County EMA officials and crews with the Alabama Department of Transportation also responded to the scene.
Alabama Highway 9 North was reopened just before 11:00pm.