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Dad On Probation Can’t Donate Kidney

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It sounds like a case of medical malpractice but, in truth, it isn't. Rules are rules, they say, and in this case, the rules could end up costing a toddler his life.According to reports, a child was born in Atlanta without kidneys. After a search for a donor, the boy's father was found to be a perfect match. Everything was set and the transplant was scheduled --- until the boy's father was arrested for a probation violation, that is.Last month, the boy's father was arrested for violating his probation when he was caught with a firearm. The man was incarcerated...

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Drivers and Dashboard Distraction Study Released

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Perhaps unsurprisingly, a recent study has found that complicated screens on dashboards are proving to be a distraction. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has found that technology in today's vehicles could be putting people at higher risk for traffic collisions.The study was released early this month and looked at InVehicle Information Systems. The study attempted to determine just how complicated these screens are to operate and how distracting they prove to be. The study found that no matter the make and model of the vehicle, all in-dash information systems prove to be distracting for drivers. While some are more...

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Polk County Chief Out of Hospital

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The chief of the Polk County Police Department was involved in an accident Friday morning. According to reports, the chief was treated and released from the hospital.The chief was heading westbound on Highway 278 on his way to work. He was in front of Polk Medical Center when he noticed a woman and a child walking down the highway. The chief stopped and offered the pair a ride. As the chief was talking to the mother and her child, a vehicle failed to yield and struck his patrol car from behind. The force of the collision knocked the chief's...

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Train Collides with… House?

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It was an accident that no one could have expected. A train derailed on Thursday in Atlanta, and a car from the train was sent careening into a nearby home, destroying it and leaving its occupants trapped inside.According to reports, a man was asleep in his bedroom at around 3:00 a.m. It was then that the man was startled awake by a large rumble and discovered that a train had crashed into his home. Luckily, the man sustained only minor injuries. Witnesses say that the man is fortunate to have escaped with his life.A total of fourteen cars on the...

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Father Charged in Fatal Brain Injury Case

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An infant boy died on September 23, and the child's father has been arrested in connection with the death. According to reports, the man has been charged with malice murder, cruelty to children in the first degree, and second degree murder.Reports indicate that the man had turned himself in on charges of domestic violence. The baby's mother was the victim in that incident and it was reported that the baby had suffered brain damage while in the man's care. The Henry County Police Department was alerted to the incident after receiving a call from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, where the...

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Semi and Pickup Truck Collide

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A person who was driving a semi truck was airlifted to a local hospital Friday, September 29 following an accident that occurred on I-75 near Rocky Face. The first 911 call, according to Whitfield County, came in just after 2:30 p.m.According to reports, a semi truck was traveling in the middle lane and going north on the highway. A pickup truck in front of the semi truck came to a sudden stop, causing the semi truck to veer into the right lane. As the semi truck maneuvered to miss the pickup, it clipped a box truck. The semi was then...

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Study of Distracted Driving Underway

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Late in 2011, a man texted his fiancee to tell her that he was nearly home. It was reported that he was only four minutes from the woman's home when he sent a text that said: "I'm almost there." The man never made it. Just moments after sending the text, the man was involved in a fatal accident.According to reports, the 20-year-old man was a student at The Art Institute of Atlanta. He crossed the center line and crashed head-on into another vehicle just off Ga. 316. The crash occurred at 45 miles per hour. The man died in the...

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Women Injured by Thrown Chairs at Dragon Con

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Dragon Con was held in Atlanta in the beginning of September. Two women sustained head injuries as a result of chairs being thrown from a hotel balcony. The chairs were thrown off of the 10th floor of the Marriott Marquis just after 1:30 a.m.According to reports, the women were on the street below when someone threw chairs from the terrace area of the 10th floor. One woman said that she heard pops and then felt something warm running down her face. The victim was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital to be treated for a head injury. The woman was ultimately...

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Bad Weather Causes Deadly Accident

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Police are blaming the weather for an accident that took the lives of a mother and her infant in Cobb County on September 12, 2017. The slick roads likely contributed to the multi-vehicle accident that left others with minor injuries.According to reports, the woman who passed away was driving a Nissan Altima in the 900 block of Windy Hill Road. She somehow lost control of her vehicle and crossed over the median. Once on the wrong side of the road, she was directly in the path of an oncoming pickup truck. As a result of that collision, an SUV struck...

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Officer Struck While Investigating Accident

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A police officer responded to the scene of an accident and was involved in a collision herself. The officer was shaken up but uninjured in the collision. The driver of the vehicle that struck the officer was arrested for driving under the influence.According to reports of the incident, a truck and a motorcycle collided in a northbound lane of I-75. The motorcyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene. An officer responding to that accident was traveling on the northbound side of the highway when she slowed her patrol car. As she slowed down, a person driving a BMW struck her...

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