ALBANY, GA (WALB) - One day after a truck driver was hit by a pickup truck outside MCLB Albany, changes are being made to make the area safer.
The truck gate, which didn't open until 6:30 AM, will now open at 5:45 AM every morning. New signs will also be put up to direct truck drivers to a safe parking lot if they arrive early.
"When a truck is traveling cross country for example to bring a delivery and our officers will approach them and ask them to go down and park in the main parking lot down at the building about half a mile down the road where there's plenty of room and then come back when the gate opens," said Chief Randy Jack, Marine Corps Police Department.
Fifty-five-year old truck driver Jerris Booker was hit by a pickup as he crossed Fleming Road after getting out of his truck to check the gate yesterday morning. He's recovering. Military Police plan to increase patrols along Fleming Road and will also meet with the Dougherty County Police to discuss further safety ideas.