Five Killed in Tragic Atlanta, Georgia Crash
ATLANTA, GA- Wjcl.com writes that five people were killed in a collision in Georgia involving a passenger vehicle and a MARTA bus. The incident took place on Bolton Road in Atlanta during the later evening.*
The victims included two young children, including one nineteen-month old child and a four-year-old. Also, among those killed were an eighteen-year-old and two 22-year-olds. Seven people total were traveling in the car, and a twelve-year-old passenger and the 32-year-old driver both survived the wreck. The survivors were transported to the Grady Memorial Hospital, where both were in critical condition.
The mother of one of the victims stated that her daughter was a sweet person who loved her children. The police had woken the woman up to inform her of the tragic death.
According to the father of one of the survivors, the group had only recently left him that evening when he got the call about the crash. His daughter and one of his grandchildren lived, but he lost another grandchild in the crash.
Police reported that the car, which was a Nissan Sentra, crossed into oncoming traffic and struck the bus. One officer stated that the wreck was the worst he has witnessed in 25 years on the police force.
The bus driver also sustained injuries but is expected to recover. The passengers riding the MARTA bus did not report injuries.
Another car struck the Nissan after the initial impact.
The forces involved in head-on collisions are often fatal. Installing medians on roads with higher speed limits could help prevent many of these deadly crashes. These wrecks come with a high risk of death at just 43 miles per hour.
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