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Accident on Interstate 20 Involves Transit Bus in Douglasville, Georgia

October 15, 2019

DOUGLASVILLE, GA — According to an online news report at, there were possible injuries after an accident that involved a transit bus on Interstate 20 in Douglas County earlier this week.*

Per the Georgia Department of Transportation, the accident occurred on Interstate 20 westbound close to Thornton Road.  A video of the scene shows that at least one individual was transported to the hospital via ambulance.  It also shows that the bus moved to the emergency lane and out of the path of traffic.

There are no further details on the accident at this time.  The crash remains under investigation by the local police. 

Per statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety, about 1,000 individuals per month sustain injuries while riding on public transit, including buses.  In this view, there are several common causes of public transit-related accidents, which include the following:

  • Drowsy driving
  • Driving at an excess rate of speed
  • A failure to check blind spots
  • A failure to yield to the right of way
  • Loss of the control of a vehicle
  • Veering off of a road
  • Suddenly changing lanes
  • Inclement weather leading to slick road conditions and reduced visibility

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