Crash Blocks Lanes for Hours in Atlanta Downtown Connector


September 04, 2018

ATLANTA, GA. – August 31, 2018 (ajc.com) A traffic accident August 31 blocked multiple lanes around the Atlanta Downtown Connector, causing intense traffic delays, according to an online news report from ajc.com.*

The crash occurred in the morning hours of August 31 on the southbound Downtown Connector. For about two hours, several lanes were blocked, making it extremely difficult for drivers to make their way toward Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Reports say the accident was on Martin Luther King driver, but details about the cause and nature of the crash were not available. It is not clear how many vehicles were involved or whether anyone was injured. 

Reporters said traffic was bumper-to-bumper on the connector, stretching all the way back through Brookwood into Midtown. The accident was finally cleared to let drivers through after several hours of delays. No additional details about the accident are available at this time. Atlanta authorities are investigating. 

Atlanta is located in Fulton County and extends partially into DeKalb County, Georgia. Fulton County has a large population — estimated at more than 1 million — and has vehicle accident numbers to match. In 2016, according to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, nearly 61,000 vehicle accidents occurred in Fulton County. These vehicle accidents led to 12,875 injuries and 129 deaths. 

During the five-year period between 2012 and 2016, Fulton County had a major jump in vehicle collisions. In 2012, a total of 22,275 vehicle accidents occurred in the county, leading to 4,498 injuries and 77 deaths. By 2015, the number of accidents had grown well above 50,000, with fatality accidents reaching above 100. 

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