Hundreds of kegs and cases of beer ended up strewn across a Henry County intersection early on Tuesday morning after a truck carrying beer and a train collided.
The crash occurred near the area where Old Griffin Road crosses the tracks to meet Griffin Street/Hwy 42 in McDonough. It was not clear how the two vehicles came into contact.
However, the big rig was split in two. The truck driver reportedly got out of his vehicle before the crash and did not suffer any injuries. No one else in the area was hurt.
Beer was spread along the railroad tracks for more than a third of a mile. The truck was carrying a range of MillerCoors beers and other beverages including Redd’s Wicked Apple Ale, Miller Lite, and Old Style beer. Only a few cases made it through the crash intact.
The train blocked the tracks that pass through the downtown McDonough area.
Wreckers cleared the tracks quickly so the train could continue on its journey and it was able to move off around 5:30 a.m. However, it took hours for the spilled bear to be cleaned up and some heavy machinery had to be used. The collision caused traffic to be backed up just off Highway 42.
Meanwhile, it was reported that some individuals showed up and started taking cases of beer before workers were able to remove them. What was left will be destroyed.
Not all accidents involving tractor-trailers happen without injuries. Given the size and weight of these vehicles, the injuries are usually serious, and they may even be deadly.
If you suffer injuries in a crash involving a tractor-trailer, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Reach out to our truck accident attorneys in Georgia for advice and representation.