Truck driver injured: Dump truck crash sends Caryville man to hospital
By J.J. Kindred | (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A man was taken to the hospital Thursday afternoon after the truck he was driving overturned on South Court Street in Maryville.
According to Maryville Deputy Chief Greg Cooke, Maryville police officers and firefighters were dispatched to South Court Street at about 12:48 p.m. when a 2006 International dump truck, driven by George Stoner, 67, of Caryville, was coming into the city.
The wheels on the passenger side of Stoner’s truck went off the road and into a ditch line. When the driver tried to get it back onto the road, the truck turned on its side and spilled gravel on the road, Cooke said.
Workers with Maryville Public Works were dispatched to clean up the gravel, which took about two hours, according to Cooke.
Stoner, who was driving the truck for Cable Construction Co. in Maryville, was taken via Rural/Metro to Blount Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released. He was wearing his seat belt, Cooke said.
Stoner was the only passenger in the truck. There were no other motorists involved, and no citations were issued.