Nine people were injured Wednesday in a collision between a minivan and a commercial truck.
The accident occurred at 1:05 p.m. at West Stephens and Griffith streets inside the city limits of Winder.
Emergency personnel from both the city and Barrow County Emergency Services responded to the scene. Initially, a city fire truck and rescue unit, along with one county med unit, were dispatched.
When emergency workers saw that there were nine people injured, another five county med units were dispatched, according to a press release from Barrow County Emergency Services.
The injured were transported to Barrow Regional Medical Center.
No information was released about the injured or how the accident occurred.
"This call shows how well things are handled in Barrow County due to the cooperation of all the departments," said Lt. Scott Dakin, public information officer for county emergency services. "Winder Fire Department personnel did a great job of stabilizing the scene and assisting in assessing and loading patients, 911 dispatchers kept up with all units and dispatching additional units when requested, and ambulance crews did a good job of preparing and transporting all patients."
Dakin said hospital personnel also were able to handle all of the patients as the med units arrived, quickly freeing up the ambulances to get back into service in order to respond to other emergencies.
"When you can transport to our local hospital for proper treatment, it is better on everyone, including the patients," he said.