MARTA Official Reports 14 People Sustained Injuries in Bus Crash
ATLANTA, GA- The ajc.com writes that 14 people sustained injuries when a car struck a MARTA bus. The accident took place when a passenger vehicle that was exiting off Interstate 20 struck the rear end of the bus a little before 6 in the morning.*
The police reported 11 injuries, but according to MARTA, 13 passengers aboard the bus at the time were hurt, and so was the driver of the car, making the total number of injuries 14. Some of the injuries were minor, andnot all passengers were transported to the hospital following the crash.
The report indicates that the driver attempted to stop and was pushing the brake pedal, but that the roads were slick and that the vehicle did not stop in time because the vehicle did not respond to the pushing of the brake pedal.
The driver was issueda citation for failing to obey a traffic signal and for driving too fast for the road conditions.
A bus was brought to the scene totransport the passengers after the collision.
There are times when drivers may be driving within the speed limit, and still be traveling too fast to be safe. When roadways are wet, when visibility is low, or in heavy traffic, the conditions may necessitate that drivers travel at speedlower than the posted speed limit.
Weather is a major cause in many crashes. Rain can make roadways slick and reduce traction for vehicles. Weather-related crashes kill around 5,000 people. The leading cause of weather-related accidents is rain and slick roads, which cause more accidents than ice, snow, sleet, andfog.
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