A wreck involving 12 cars and an overturned dump truck held up traffic along Barrett Parkway for nearly two hours Wednesday afternoon, Cobb County police said.
Witnesses told police a commercial dump truck carrying asphalt ran a red light at the intersection of Barrett Parkway and Chastain Meadows shortly after 1 p.m., crashing into several vehicles before overturning onto a dark-colored Toyota sedan, said Sgt. Dana Pierce, spokesperson for Cobb police.
“The driver of the truck was heading westbound when he went into the intersection against a red light,” Pierce said. “The truck flipped over on its side after hitting the vehicles with the cab sitting on the center-raised median.”
Twelve vehicles were involved in the wreck and two motorists were transported to the hospital after complaining of injuries, Pierce added.
The wreck limited travel along Barrett Parkway to just two eastbound lanes and one westbound lane while crews worked to remove the dump truck and debris, police said. Those efforts took nearly two hours as a wrecker brought the truck back upright and a Bobcat tractor was brought in to clean the spilled asphalt out of the intersection.
Truck inspectors with the Georgia Department of Transportation were called to the scene to inspect the truck and determine what may have caused the wreck, police said.