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Boy With Brain Injury Doing Well 5 Years Later

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On October 29, 2012, a family in Georgia discovered their lives turned upside down. It was a seemingly normal morning when a mother dropped her 2-year-old son off at daycare. It was the last time she would set eyes on him before he was involved in a terrible accident.The child was outside of the daycare when a tree limb broke off and fell down. The limb hit the boy on the head, causing severe brain injuries. As a result of those injuries, the child spend months recovering at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. His mother says that was the day the...

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Flying Tire Strikes Motorist

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A woman traveling down Georgia 400 was hit by, not a another vehicle, but a flying tire that came from the opposite side of the roadway. The woman lost her life as a result of the incident.According to police who investigated the scene, the woman was traveling in the southbound lane of Georgia 400. A man driving a pickup truck in the northbound lane lost a wheel and tire. The wheel and tire flew over the median wall and into the woman's windshield. The woman died as a result of her injuries.The driver was the only person in the car...

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Child Victim of Hit-and-Run

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A small child was walking to school on October 18 when she was struck by a car. That car failed to stop after striking the child, and police are searching for the car and its driver. The little girl died as a result of her injuries.According to reports, the 4-year-old was walking to school when a driver hit her and threw her into another vehicle. The injuries the girl sustained from the impact led to her untimely death. The incident occurred just prior to 7 a.m. on North Indian Creek Drive. The location where the child was struck was close...

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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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