Comedians Injured in Car Accident Ahead of Show in Atlanta, Georgia
ATLANTA, GA. – According to an online news report posted at popculture.com, two comedians who were supposed to do a show in Atlanta, Georgia, were injured in a car accident. Comedians Dana Gould and Bobcat Goldthwait were involved in a wreck on the evening of their scheduled show in Atlanta.*
The accident occurred sometime before 8 p.m. at the intersection of 14th Street and Mecaslin Street. Pop Culture reports that the driver for Gould and Goldthwait struck another vehicle at the crossing of the two streets. Authorities reportedly said that the comedians’ driver did not yield at the intersection. It is not clear what type of car they were in or what kind of vehicle it crashed into that evening.
The report indicates that the comedians’ driver was arrested following the accident and charged with driving with a suspended license in addition to being cited for failure to yield. The driver was not identified in the report, and it is not clear why he or she did not yield at the intersection.
Pop Culture states that Gould and Goldthwait were both injured in the collision and transported to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment. Their injuries were described as minor. Nevertheless, the show that was supposed to go on at 8 p.m. — a live taping of “The Show with Two Heads” — was canceled. All purchased tickets were refunded.
Tapings of the show scheduled the following two days in Athens, Georgia, and Asheville, North Carolina, were not immediately canceled or rescheduled. Goldthwait played the character Zed in “Police Academy,” and Gould is known for the writing he did on the show “The Simpsons.”
The driver of the second vehicle involved in the wreck was not identified. The report says this person had leg pain following the accident but was not taken to a hospital.
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