Driver injured in multi-vehicle crash in Spalding County on Highway 41

A multi-vehicle crash closed the northbound lanes of Highway 41/N Expressway just north of Birdie Road Thursday afternoon in Spalding County, according to the sheriff's office.

According to Georgia State Patrol, an unoccupied fire truck was parked in the left lane with its lights activated when bucket truck ran into the back of the firetruck, causing it to overturn, trapping the driver inside.

The impact caused the firetruck to travel to the median before striking a Dodge pickup. 

The driver of the bucket truck was extricated and flown to Grady Memorial Hospital. A passenger in the bucket truck was uninjured.

The drive of the Dodge pickup complained of minor injuries. 

The northbound lanes were closed for about 4 hours.