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Five Children and Three Adults Injured on Alabama Highway Crash in Catoosa County, Georgia


October 01, 2019

CATOOSA COUNTY, GA – According to an online news report at newschannel9.com, the Georgia State Patrol indicates that there were eight individuals who sustained injuries, including five children, in an accident in Catoosa County, Georgia.*

The accident involved three adults and five children who sustained injuries in the accident that occurred earlier this week.  Per officials, there were at least two automobiles that sustained damage in the accident.  A medical helicopter arrived at the scene to transport the victims to an area hospital. The crash occurred at the corner of Yates Spring Road and Alabama Highway.

A news reporter spoke with a witness of the accident, who rushed to come to the aid of the crash victims. The eyewitness, a female, indicated that she was in front of the at-fault vehicle when the accident happened.  According to the eyewitness, "I got out of the truck, picked the baby up, there was blood all over me.”

The vehicles have since been towed away from the accident scene. Traffic was blocked for a period of time while emergency personnel and law enforcement worked the scene.  The Georgia State Patrol indicates that there was a child who was ejected from a red vehicle, who ended up hitting the pavement.   

Two of the children sustained open head wounds. They were not properly restrained in car seats at the time of the accident.   "People don't understand the importance of having those child restraints, but when it comes to things like this, a two and three-year-old don't have any control over if they're restrained properly. That's a parent's responsibility," said a trooper with the Georgia State Patrol.

The party responsible for causing the accident was driving with a suspended license.  She is likely going to face a number of charges for causing the accident.

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Source:https://newschannel9.com/news/local/life-force-emergency-crews-respond-to-crash-on-alabama-hwy-in-catoosa-county

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