DUNWOODY, Ga. — Debris from a construction truck resulted in a flat tire for a woman driving along I-285 May 23.
The woman said she was eastbound on the highway near Ashford Dunwoody Road when a chunk of concrete fell from a silver dump truck ahead of her near the exit ramp. The woman ran over the debris which resulted in a flat tire.
Once the two vehicles stopped at the first light on Ashford Dunwoody Road, she exited her vehicle and began to approach the male truck driver. She informed the driver of the incident before returning to her vehicle with the assumption that the driver would pull over and give her his information. But, the truck drove off, proceeding onto I-285 westbound. The woman said she saw a sign on the back of the truck stating “We are not responsible for items that fall off of the vehicle.”
The responding officer contacted the construction company, and the company operator informed the officer that the incident was considered a road hazard and that vehicles need to remain 500 feet behind their vehicles.