Trucker rescued after Ga. crash, hospitalized

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Updated: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:14:20 EST

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Douglas County say nine good Samaritans and two firefighters rescued a man from his burning truck during a chain reaction crash on I-20 west of Atlanta.

County spokesman Wes Tallon tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/1dWrcaN ) the driver's clothes were on fire when he was pulled from his truck after a fiery crash Thursday afternoon. The crash led to a traffic jam that stretched on for miles.

Tallon says debris from the crash punctured a tire of a responding ambulance, and the trucker was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in serious but stable condition.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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