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Tree workers' truck crashes into garage where elderly woman was
No traffic charges will be filed because incident was on private property
A Hall County Fire Services official approaches a damaged home on Cherokee Ford Road on Thursday afternoon after a tree service truck and chipper crashed into the house. The truck was moments earlier parked across the street at a job site in the neighborhood. One person was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

An elderly woman received quite a scare Thursday afternoon on Cherokee Ford Road when a truck belonging to tree workers rolled across the street and down her driveway into her garage, where she was at the time.

The company was trimming tree limbs around 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the 3000 block of Cherokee Ford Road when the truck rolled, according to Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes.

Georgia State Patrol Trooper Bronson Taylor said the driver of the truck, which was unoccupied at the time, claimed it was in gear with the parking brake set. Taylor said the truck was in neutral when he found it, which would explain why the truck rolled down the driveway.

Taylor said the woman who “was minding her own business” was “lucky” to avoid serious injury after being hit by debris.

Hall County Fire Services Deputy Chief Chad Black said the woman was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, Bailes said.

Taylor said there would be no traffic-related charges since the incident happened on private property.