A driver of a log truck that burst into flames after being struck by another vehicle early Friday morning walked away from the accident, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
The accident occurred at 6:42 a.m. at the intersection of Blue Jay Road and Highway 17, said Trooper J.E. Cross. A woman driving a 2007 Honda Accord, traveling west bound on Blue Jay, apparently ran the stop sign. She struck a log truck going north on Highway 17.
When her car hit the log truck, the point of impact was the log truck’s fuel cell. The truck burst into flames, and the Honda Accord wound up in the ditch alongside Highway 17.
The accident took place about 100 yards from an Effingham County EMS station, so EMTs were on the scene quickly.
The drivers of both vehicles were taken to Memorial Health University Medical Center.
Authorities closed the intersection for several hours as crews cleaned up the fuel spill from the log truck.