Five People Hospitalized After MARTA Bus Crash in Atlanta
ATLANTA, GA. – November 7, 2018 - Five people were hospitalized November 7, 2018 after a MARTA bus crash in Atlanta, Georgia, according to an online news report from wsbradio.com.*
The accident occurred at approximately 9 a.m. on November 7. The Atlanta Police Department said a Chevrolet Tahoe ran a red light at the intersection of Hollowell Parkway and Fulton Industrial Boulevard in Atlanta and crashed into a MARTA bus. The collision forced the bus off the roadway and up an embankment.
A spokesperson for MARTA said three passengers were on board the bus at the time of the crash. Five people were transported to nearby hospitals with injuries. No one was seriously injured, according to police. Neither the driver of the bus, nor the driver of the car has been identified.
Phyllis Parrish (age and city not reported) was a passenger in the Tahoe. She said the force of crash likely caused her a few broken bones, but she was grateful to be alive.
“I can’t believe we’re here,” Parrish said. “Even though I was seat belted in, the pressure was so hard it slammed me, and right now, I feel like my rib cage is busted.”
It is not yet clear what caused the driver of the Tahoe to run the red light. He or she has reportedly been cited for failure to obey a traffic control device and driving with a canceled registration.
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 about two hours after the crash and encouraged drivers to take alternate routes if they were able to avoid the area.
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