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Truck Dangling from Overpass Near Atlanta, Georgia

Aired December 14, 2000 - 10:51 a.m. ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

DARYN KAGAN, CNN ANCHOR: Going to go right back to these live pictures of this rescue operation taking place in Atlanta right here. This is a delicate operation, as they try to open the cab of this tractor trailer. Not quite sure if you can tell with this close-up picture the dangerous situation that firefighters and rescuers are dealing with here. That cab is hanging over the side of a freeway overpass.

And so those of you familiar with Atlanta, we are talking about 285. This is the perimeter, the round freeway that circles Atlanta. This is the northwestern corner of that freeway.

WSB, our affiliate that is bringing us these pictures, reports that this tractor trailer was involved in a collision earlier this morning, ended up like this with the cab hanging over the side of the overpass.

And if you look to the lower part of your screen, you will see part of the cab is down there. I think that is the hood and the tire, one of the tires dangling even below that.

The problem for rescuers right now, the driver of the truck is still inside that cab and he is unresponsive to rescue workers, as they try to talk to him. So they have to delicately try to get in there and rescue him without having the whole part of that cab fall over the side.

We'll continue to monitor that situation and bring you those live picture here at CNN "MORNING NEWS.

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