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Steering wheel comes completely off, crash ejects driver


A log truck driver was ejected on Tuesday after experiencing a serious mechanical failure that caused him to crash. 

The accident happened on December 7th at 1:11 p.m. in Savannah, Georgia. 

According to ABC 22, the log truck was traveling south on the Black River Bridge when the steering wheel came completely off. The driver then lost control of the truck and crashed into the concrete bridge, ejecting him from the rig. The truck then continued rolling south before eventually striking the guardrail at the bottom of the Talmadge Bridge and coming to a stop. 

The unnamed driver was seriously injured in the crash and was transported to a nearby hospital. No other injuries were reported. 

The Talmadge Bridge was shut down for several hours as crews worked to investigate the incident and clear the wreckage and subsequent diesel spill. 

The incident is still under investigation.


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