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Car Collides with Bus in Tragic Atlanta Crash Killing Five


March 19, 2020

ATLANTA, GA- Ajc.com writes that a car carrying seven people collided into a MARTA bus in Atlanta this week. The sedan and the bus crashed head-on, killing five of the people in the car. The incident took place in the late evening on Bolton Road near Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway.*

Reports indicate that the driver operating the Nissan Sentra veered across the road’s center line, striking the oncoming bus. The victims in the car included a four-year-old child, and a nineteen-month-old child, two teenager girls, and one adult women. The driver, a 28-year-old and a twelve-year-old who was a passenger survived the horrific collision. 

The mother of one of the victims stated that she lost her daughter, who was pregnant, and two of her grandchildren in the wreck. The woman who died also had a twin sister, who is reportedly struggling with the loss as well. The identities of the other victims and those injured in the crash have not yet been released. The surviving victims are both in critical condition and are being treated at the Grady Memorial Hospital. A police officer who responded to the incident stated that the crash is the worst he has witnessed in his 25 years on the force. The driver of the bus also sustained injuries in the wreck and was transported to the hospital. A second passenger vehicle also struck the car after the initial impact. Police say that the crash is still under investigation. It is not clear what caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle. 

Head-on collisions frequently lead to fatalities. Safety advocates state that drivers should avoid roads that are not divided unless the speed limit is 40 miles per hour or lower. 

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Sources:

https://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-news/breaking-dead-critically-injured-after-car-crashes-into-marta-bus/ILEowJkQNntmU8TF7uOIeK/

https://www.thecarcrashdetective.com/how-to-survive-a-head-on-collision-slow-down-to-below-43mph/

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