Volume 51, Number 17

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Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, April 24, 2014

County worker injured in accident

A worker for the Pickett County Highway Department was injured Tuesday, May 27 in an accident.
At around 9:20 a.m. Carl Walker, 72, a county employee for over 20 years, was driving a 1996 Ford F800 dump truck hauling gravel on Eagles Cove Road. The truck was traveling east when the truck left the roadway and flipped onto its side. Walker was taken by Pickett County EMS to Livingston Regional Hospital where he was treated and released, only suffering from minor abrasions and bruising.
Pictured above is Pickett County Road Superintendent Jimmy Cope operating a front-end loader to set the dump truck back on its wheels.
According to Cope, the major damage to the truck could mean that it will be considered totaled by the insurance company. The cab broke from the chassis, there was damage to the driver door and the windows were all broken.
Tennessee Highway Patrol Sgt. Mike Hamilton investigated the accident and was assisted by Trooper Goolsby.

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