Monroe County sheriff’s deputies and Monroe County emergency services workers responded to an accident Tuesday evening involving an overturned fire truck on Ga. 41 in Monroe County, authorities said.
About 6 p.m., Chad Whitmire, a Monroe County firefighter, was headed north on Ga. 41 near Pea Ridge Road when he turned into a driveway to avoid hitting a Toyota 4-Runner, according to a release from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
Whitmire was not able to stop quickly and veered off the roadway, overturning in a road embankment.
Zachary Jones, 18, of Forsyth, the driver of the SUV, was not injured and the fire truck did not strike his vehicle, according to the release.
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Whitmire was transported to The Medical Center of Central Georgia to be checked for injuries, authorities said.
The fire truck, a single cab pumper based at Station 11 on Maynard’s Mill Road, continued to be used on calls following the incident.
Charges are not pending, according to the release.