Injury reported in accident that shut down I-75 north for hours on Tuesday

A single-vehicle accident on I-75 Tuesday resulted in a minor injury for the driver of a tractor-trailer that jackknifed in the northbound lane and traffic backed up for hours.

According to the official traffic crash report from the Georgia State Patrol, around 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, an unidentified passenger car entered onto I-75 north from the 312 entrance ramp in Calhoun. Witnesses said that the car traveled into the middle lane, cutting off a RM Global tractor-trailer, driven by Teresa Ann Watson, age 48, of Douglasville. The tractor-trailer had to apply their brakes to avoid hitting the passenger car, and upon doing so, jackknifed and struck the guardrails in the median of the interstate.

The report makes no mention of the type passenger car, which did not stop at the scene, but does state it was silver in color.

Watson complained of a nonlife-threatening neck injury and was transported by Gordon EMS to Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton, where her condition is unknown at press time. The tractor-trailer was totaled and towed from the scene.