A Madison County man was seriously injured Sept. 20 when he rolled a log truck on Hwy. 98.
Steven Brock, 24, Danielsville, was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital with serious injuries after he overturned a 1988 Kenworth semi truck on Hwy. 98 at Neese-Commerce Road at approximately 3:35 p.m. Thursday.
No update on Brock’s condition was available as of press time. A spokesperson with Grady Memorial said the hospital doesn’t release any information about patients’ conditions.
According to the Georgia State Patrol (GSP), Brock was traveling west on Hwy. 98. A witness said a small, white vehicle was attempting to turn left onto Neese-Commerce Road and Brock apparently tried to avoid a collision with the vehicle, which did not stop following the accident.
The state patrolman who worked the wreck noted some maintenance problems with the wrecked vehicle and contacted the Motor Carrier Compliance Division of the Department of Public Safety.
The safety officer discovered improper braking mechanisms, improper tire treading and an expired vehicle registration.
The wrecked vehicle belongs to Beck and Sons of State Street in Commerce, according to the GSP.
Brock was cited by the GSP for failure to maintain lane, operating a vehicle with expired registration and operation of an unsafe vehicle.
The patrolman said the vehicle’s owner could also face citations from the Department of Public Safety.