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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  A truck driver from Carrollton was hit by a pickup truck and injured just outside Albany's Marine Base Thursday morning.  

55-year-old Jerris Don Booker parked his tractor trailer on Fleming Road.   He walked across the road to see if the base trucking gate was open.

While walking back to his rig, he was hit by a pickup truck driven by 36-year-old Christopher O'Toole of Sycamore. O'Toole won't be charged.

Police did charge Booker with crossing outside a crosswalk and remind motorists to use caution in that busy area.

"We've always had a lot of traffic out there on Fleming Road because of the Marine base, it's an everyday thing trucks are always going in that gate and we want the public to be aware of that and use caution," said Dougherty County Police Capt. Jimmy Sexton.  

At the end of June, the truck gate was closed to private vehicles for security reasons and to allow trucks to move quickly through the gate.

As a result, traffic backs up along Fleming Road near the gate when it opens to trucks at 6:30 AM because vehicles must be searched. Booker remains hospitalized in fair condition.

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