State patrol report says accident on U.S. 411 on Thursday was caused by a driver’s attempt to merge into the other lane. No major injuries.

State patrol report says accident on U.S. 411 on Thursday was caused by a driver’s attempt to merge into the other lane. No major injuries.

Two images from the accident site on U.S. 411 near Reynolds Bend Road on Thursday afternoon courtesy of a Hometown Headlines contributor.

Latest from the Georgia State Patrol: ‘No major injuries’ in U.S. 411 accident.

Vehicle 1 was traveling west on Ga. 20 in the right lane. Vehicle 2 and witness were traveling west on Ga. 20 in the left lane.

Vehicle 1 merged into the left lane, causing driver 2 to jerk the wheel to the left. Vehicle 2 exited the left side of the roadway and driver 2 over corrected which caused Vehicle 2 to return onto the roadway, striking Vehicle 1 on the left rear fender with its right front fender. The impact caused both vehicles to rotate in a counter clockwise direction.

Vehicle 1 exited the left side of the roadway and struck a ditch with its right side. The impact with the ditch caused vehicle 1 to roll over toward its right side, and came to an uncontrolled rest on its top. Vehicle 2 exited the left side of the roadway and struck a ditch with its right side, which was also its area of uncontrolled rest.

The witness stated she observed vehicle 1 merge in the left lane, causing Vehicle 2 to exit the roadway. Driver 1 stated he merged in the left lane and did not notice Vehicle 2 was there. Driver 2 stated Vehicle 1 merged in her lane almost sideswiping her vehicle. She stated that to avoid the collision, she had to merge into the median but then lost control of Vehicle 2.


4:50 p.m. Parts of U.S. 411 eastbound are still slowed as the accident investigation and cleanup continues.


Traffic remains snarled on U.S. 411 near Reynolds Bend Road following a two vehicle accident Thursday afternoon. At 3:55 p.m., Google Traffic showed traffic all but stopped. The above photos from a Hometown Headlines contributor show the aftermath of the wreck, including the response from the Georgia State Patrol and other first responders.

Best bet: Avoid the area by using Chulio Road to the south of Ga. 293 to the north.

This update from WBHF 1450 AM and 100.3 FM:

A two-vehicle accident with unknown injuries occurred at Highway 411 and Macedonia Road. According to scanner traffic, the collision occurred between a trailblazer and a truck. The truck flipped several times. Everyone is out of the vehicles.

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