A chicken truck sideswiped the corner of building in LaFayette Monday, July 25.

According to police, responders were dispatched about 9:25 a.m. to the Stronghold Gaming building at the intersection of North Main and West Villanow streets, where a man driving a chicken truck on his way to pick up chickens struck the building.

The driver said he did not see a passenger vehicle parked at the light heading west. The passenger vehicle was past the white line that indicates where to stop at the intersection.

The chicken truck driver said that is when he made a sharp right turn onto East Villanow Street and sideswiped the building.

The collision took down a Georgia Department of Transportation street sign.

No injuries were reported.

In late 2014 the city council considered designating certain routes for large trucks making deliveries to the downtown area. Council member Ben Bradford proposed a “Road closed to trucks over two axles” sign at the intersection of West Villanow Street and U.S. Highway 27. He said a crosswalk sign at the intersection has been hit several times by 18-wheelers. The Georgia Department of Transportation, which must approve the sign since it involves a state road, has not done so, city manager David Hamilton said Monday.

Josh O'Bryant is a general assignment reporter and covers the Walker-Catoosa County area. He can be reached at the Walker County Messenger office at 706-638-1859 and by email at jobryant@npco.com.