Multi-Vehicle Crash Blocks Traffic in Atlanta Downtown Connector


September 15, 2018

ATLANTA, GA. – September 12, 2018 (11alive.com) As reported online by 11alive.com, a multi-vehicle accident in the Atlanta Downtown Connector September 12 caused major delays throughout the area.*

The wreck occurred on the morning of September 12 in the area of Interstate 17/Interstate 85 South and 10th Street. The five right lanes were blocked, as crews responded to the scene and worked to clear the wreckage. It is not clear how many vehicles were involved or how the accident occurred. The Georgia Department of Transportation said injuries did occur in the crash but did not provide additional details. None of the people involved has been identified at this time. 

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, according to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. 

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. 

In 2016, nearly 61,000 vehicle accidents occurred in the county. These vehicle accidents led to 12,875 injuries and 129 deaths. Almost half of all the fatal accidents in Fulton County in 2016 were related to alcohol consumption or excessive speeding. Fifteen of the 2016 deadly wrecks involved motorcyclists, and 41 involved pedestrians. 

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