Car Crashes into MARTA Bus in Atlanta, Georgia


November 19, 2018

ATLANTA, GA. – November 7, 2018 - A car crashed into a MARTA bus November 7, 2018 on Hollowell Parkway in Atlanta, Georgia, according to an online news report from 11alive.com.*

The accident occurred on the morning of November 7. The Atlanta Police Department said a car ran a red light at the intersection of Hollowell Parkway and Atlanta Industrial Parkway in Atlanta and crashed into a MARTA bus. The collision forced the bus off the roadway and up an embankment just west of Fulton Industrial Boulevard. 

A spokesperson for MARTA said three passengers were on board the bus at the time of the crash. One of the passengers sustained minor injuries. It is not clear whether that passenger was transported anywhere for treatment. It does not appear anyone else was injured. Neither the driver of the bus, nor the driver of the car has been identified. 

Atlanta Police and MARTA Police responded to the scene and shut down traffic in both directions on Hollowell Parkway. The Georgia Department of Transportation expected the area to be cleared shortly after 10 a.m. Drivers were encouraged to take different routes, if possible. 

It is not yet clear what caused the driver of the car to run the red light. Authorities are still investigating and have not released additional information 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. 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.

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Sources:

https://www.11alive.com/article/traffic/marta-bus-forced-off-roadway-on-hollowell-parkway/85-612180874

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