Dump truck crash worries neighbors, drivers


SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Dump truck drivers in Georgetown say they got a safety reminder Thursday after two trucks crashed outside a quarry. The crash left a line of other drivers stuck, waiting to get to work.

One of those drivers, Cecil Bowman, says he knows the drivers who crashed.

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According to the EMA Director, one pulled over to the side to give the other room to pass, but he kept on going.

“You get 80,000 pounds. You run into 80,000 pounds that’s like running into a wall,” Bowman said.

The EMA Director expects both drivers to live, but they were taken to the hospital.

“In the industry, I mean, these things can turn over out on the job with a load of rock in them. You just never know,” Bowman said.

The crash didn’t just leave damage, but also a diesel spill. Carol Mayes says she’s not surprised it happened in her neighborhood.

“These trucks fly through here and that’s the reason why I’ve got this crack right here,” Mayes pointed out on her windshield.

Mayes says a rock hit it.

“I don’t know. I’m just scared,” Mayes said.

That’s what other neighbors also said. The county Judge-Executive says he hasn’t gotten any complaints about speed on the road, though.

Still, Bowman says this crash will remind him to be more careful, and look out for the other guy.

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