MONROE COUNTY, Ga. — Seven people are hurt after a wreck involving a tractor trailer on I-475 North on Friday.
The Georgia Department of Transportation says the wreck happened on I-475 northbound at Dixie Highway/Georgia 19 and it blocked all lanes of traffic.
Georgia State Patrol was working the accident.
They say a trooper was working several crashes on I-75 Northbound just north of the I-475 and I-75 split.
While the trooper was working one crash, traffic started to back up and come to a stop.
GSP says a tractor trailer could not stop when traffic started slowing. That's when the driver of the tractor trailer snatched the steering wheel to the left to avoid stopped traffic, and hit two cars in the left lane.
All three vehicles went through the guardrail and down an embankment.
The driver of the tractor trailer is okay. There were seven people in the other vehicles and all of them are hurt.
GSP says they were taken to Navicent with non-nonthreatening injuries.
All lanes are back open.
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