Tom Regan took this photo at the scene of the crash involving former Ambassador Andrew Young, who was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Andrew Young ‘at home resting’ after cement truck falls on car

Former Atlanta mayor and U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young was taken to a hospital as a precaution after a cement truck fell on his vehicle in Atlanta on Monday.

Young’s spokeswoman, Kelley Jackson, confirmed he was in the crash at Hemphill Avenue and 14th Street shortly after 5 p.m. Monday. He was treated on the side of the road by emergency personnel and taken to a hospital, Jackson said.

At about 10:30 p.m., Jackson confirmed that Young had been released and was “at home resting.”

Atlanta police spokesman Sgt. Greg Lyon said Young was a passenger in one of two vehicles on which a cement truck fell.

Another injured man was transported to a hospital with head and hand injuries, Atlanta police said, and a cellphone video obtained by Channel 2 Action News shows him being rescued from his Lexus by several good Samaritans.

In the video shot by viewer Jameel Cornelius, several men — their attire ranging from T-shirts to business clothes — join police officers gathered around the car before one man climbs on the vehicle’s hood to help others lift out the bloody but alert male victim.

The gathered crowd applauds as the unidentified victim is carried from the scene.

Lyon, the police spokesman, said the cement truck driver was cited for disobeying a traffic control device and driving too fast for conditions. Police said about 25 gallons of diesel fuel were spilled during the crash.

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