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Two People Struck While Checking Car Damage

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A road in Fulton County was shut down for hours while police officers investigated a collision. Reports on August 12, 2017 said that the accident occurred at Buffington Road and Jonesboro Highway.According to reports, two vehicles were involved in a minor crash at the intersection. The drivers of the vehicles involved in the original crash got out of their vehicles to check the damage. It was at that moment that a truck belonging to the county came over a hill and struck the cars. One person died at the scene, and a second person passed away at a local...

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Bystanders Save Rider Following Motorcycle Accident

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Three people have been labeled as heroes in Atlanta following a motorcycle accident earlier in August. The crash occurred on Georgia Highway 101 in Paulding County.The driver of the motorcycle says that he doesn't remember the accident. He also doesn't remember the moments leading right up to the crash. What he does know is that he's seen pictures of the wreck and is thanking the three witnesses who immediately rushed to him to save his life.According to a police report, there was a truck driver hauling hay that pulled in front of the motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle did...

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Drunk Driving Crash in Atlanta Claims Life

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A college student was killed when the car she was riding in wrecked. According to reports, the driver of that vehicle was under the influence of alcohol and lost control of her vehicle.The college student was the passenger in a car that crashed on Marietta Street in Atlanta. The driver was speeding and lost control. The driver of the vehicle, the college student's best friend, has been charged with driving under the influence and vehicular homicide.Friends and acquaintances of the college student remember her as a popular student on campus. She was a mentor and dancer, teaching young girls how...

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Dirt Bikes Versus Car Proves Fatal

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An accident involving two dirt bikes and a passenger vehicle proved fatal, and Georgia State Patrol troopers are investigating. The accident occurred just before 7:30 p.m. on July 23. No other persons involved in the accident sustained injury.According to reports, Atlanta police were patrolling the area in a concentrated manner. They located the accident on Campbellton Road. The dirt bikes were operating in a careless and reckless manner. They ran traffic lights and stop signs. They also drove on sidewalks and on the wrong side of the roadway.A passenger vehicle was attempting to make a left turn and the...

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Neighbors Want Safer Road

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On July 15, 2017, a man died as the result of a car accident near the intersection of Browns Mill Road and Fairlane Drive in Atlanta. Residents in the area say they are fed up with the number of crashes and they want something done.Suggestions to make the area safer include the addition of speed bumps, more signage and tree pruning. While no amount of improvements will bring back lives that have been lost, they could prevent more accidents from happening. People who live on what is considered to be a very dangerous curve say that there are accidents at...

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Pizzeria Won’t Reopen This Year After 2 Cars Crash Into It

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In a stroke of what some would call bad luck, a pizzeria owner experienced a vehicle crashing into his building not once, but twice in a matter of months. While the owner was optimistic about being able to clean up and have the necessary repairs, he now says that he will not be able to reopen his doors by the end of the year.In the first accident, a vehicle hit and went through the front wall of Ammazza in June. The building sits at the intersection of Edgewood Avenue and Randolph Street. The accident was the result of a driver...

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Spilled Milk Shuts Down Highway

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Highway 316 was the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on July 12. The accident caused the highway to be shut down for several hours as crews worked to clear the scene. The accident occurred just before 10 a.m.According to reports, the accident involved a delivery truck, a semi-truck and at least two other vehicles. A hazmat team responded due to a fuel leak, and a news helicopter recorded workers clearing milk from the highway. The semi-truck involved in the accident had been hauling milk, and the box truck was on its way to Atlanta to pick up a load of...

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Pedestrian Struck By Car Did Not Have Right of Way

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A teenager was struck by a car on July 11. Atlanta police are saying that the teen did not have the right of way when she was hit.According to reports, a driver was traveling on Metropolitan Parkway in the southbound direction. The teenager is said to have darted into traffic and was struck. The light at the intersection of University Avenue was green and turning yellow. Because of the action of the traffic light, the pedestrian crossing signal would have indicated not to walk.Witnesses to the accident corroborated the account, saying that the teen did not have the right of...

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Father Accused of Causing Daughter’s Brain Injury

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A two-month old infant suffered skull fractures and torn ligaments on July 4. Her father stands accused of causing the injuries and has pleaded not guilty. The man has been charged with one count of aggravated battery and one count of first-degree child cruelty.According to reports, police officers were called to a local hospital on the morning of July 4 to investigate a possible assault to the infant. Police were informed that the girl had suffered bruising to several parts of her body, skull fractures, torn ligaments and cracked ribs. The infant is unable to breathe properly due to a...

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Driver Pleads Guilty in Locust Grove Accident

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An accident on Interstate 75 in August 2016 took the life of a Locust Grove high school student. The driver responsible for that accident pleaded guilty in Henry County State Court.According to court documents, the driver found to be at-fault for the August 20 crash pleaded guilty to following too closely and homicide by vehicle in the second degree. The man struck the teenager's SUV from behind, close to Exit 218, and set off a chain-reaction crash. Five other vehicles were involved in the accident.The driver of the vehicle that caused the collision was sentenced to two years' probation, 60...

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