Chatsworth man injured in I-75 crash in Whitfield County after gas pedal reportedly becomes stuck
According to a Georgia State Patrol crash report on Thursday, June 13th around 7:24 A.M. a 2008 Jeep Liberty being driven by Bradley Sanford, 50 of a Chatsworth address was traveling south in the middle lane on I-75 South near mile marker 327 in Whitfield County. A 2012 Kenworth Construction truck bring driven by Cleotha McCormick, 61 of Oglethorpe Georgia address was traveling south in front of the Jeep Liberty. The Jeep Liberty's gas pedal was stuck, and Sanford was unable to slow. Sanford attempted to swerve into the right lane to avoid hitting the Truck. Sanford then hit the passenger rear of the truck with the driver side front of the Jeep Liberty. This impact caused the Jeep Liberty to begin rotating clockwise as it traveled off the roadway onto the right shoulder where the front of Jeep Liberty hit a fence. The Jeep traveled over the fence, and up a grass embankment. Sanford attempted to control the Jeep which caused the Jeep to vault over a culvert. The Jeep Liberty hit the culvert with the front and undercarriage. This impact caused the Jeep to rotate counter-clockwise where it then hit the same fence with the front of the Jeep. The Jeep came to an uncontrolled rest facing north on the right shoulder of the roadway. Sanford stated that his gas pedal was stuck and that he was unable to stop or slow. According to the report the investigating Trooper determined that Jeep Liberty did have a mechanical problem which caused this crash. Sanford was injured in the crash and transported by EMS to Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton.