Log truck rolls

Published 10:58 am Saturday, October 16, 2010

Rescue workers attempt to free a North Carolina driver from his log truck after the rig rolled on Delaware Road outside Franklin Friday. -- Gwen Albers | Tidewater News

FRANKLIN—A Columbia, N.C., man suffered a cut to his head and injured his arm after the log truck he was driving rolled on Friday, said Virginia State Police Trooper Steven Bowman.

Donny Galloway, 55, was cited with failure to remain in his lane and not wearing a seat belt, Bowman said.

Galloway at about 4:15 p.m. was southbound on Delaware Road a few hundred yards off Camp Parkway when his truck loaded with pine for making pulp left the roadway. The rig went into a ditch, which gave way, and the truck rolled onto its side.

Rescue workers indicated that the impact caused the logs to shift, resulting in having to cut away a portion of the cab to free Galloway.

The driver told Bowman that the driver of a car was traveling on the center line and refused to move, causing Galloway to run off the road.

“There was no evidence of another car,” Bowman said.

The trucker also gave no description of the car.

Galloway was hauling the logs to a mill in Plymouth, N.C., according to his co-worker Paul Batchler of Merry Hill, N.C.