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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

Fantasy world. Disguised cosplay women. Two imaginative characters of the fictional world. A young girl dressed as a cat and another girl with a hand that generates a fire

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

Motorcycle accident with a car

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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Rapper Involved In Atlanta Accident

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A car accident in Atlanta took the life of rapper Shawty Lo on September 8. The rapper, whose birth name was Carlos Walker, was thrown from his vehicle after crashing into trees. Reports say that he was on his way home from a club.According to authorities, the rapper was driving a 2016 Audi. The car went over a guardrail at about 2:20 a.m. and struck multiple trees. After hitting the trees, the car burst into flames. The 40-year-old rapper died on scene. Walker had two female passengers in his vehicle at the time of the accident. Both of the women...

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Tiger Threatens Residents of Atlanta

beautiful Bengal tiger

It was a sight no Atlanta resident ever expected to see: A tiger walking down neighborhood streets. Several residents of a metro neighborhood called 911 after spotting the jungle cat walking past their residences.According to reports of the incident, the tiger named Suzy had escaped the truck she was being transported in. Feld Entertainment was contracted to move the tiger from Tampa to Memphis, and the truck driver made an overnight stop in Georgia. Suzy's caretakers last saw her on Tuesday night when they checked the truck.The drivers did not realize that the tiger was not in her enclosure...

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Crashes in Atlanta Plague Labor Day

Motorcycle accident on road at night

Labor Day began with several crashes in the Atlanta metro area. Crashes resulted in death and severe injury, and had officers scrambling to keep up with accident investigations. The accidents began just before 2 a.m. and continued into the evening.According to reports, the first accident occurred at 1:45 p.m. A motorcyclist was traveling on I-75/I-85 when he was struck by another vehicle. Officers said that the motorcyclist was speeding just prior to the crash. The driver was ejected from his bike and killed on the scene. That crash caused two other motorcycles to crash and traffic on the highway was...

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Preparing for Hurricane Irma

Water coming over the streets in Kemah during Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Irma was located in the Atlantic Ocean just as people in Houston and the surrounding areas were putting the pieces back together following Hurricane Harvey. The discovery of the storm led officials to begin tracking it and warning residents of Texas that they may be in for another hit.As the storm picked up power and inched its way toward the United States, its predicted track was altered slightly. The storm is now expected to strike Florida and the lower East Coast. People that reside in these areas are being advised to prepare for a storm that is expected to...

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How You Can Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Woman on a flooded street

Atlanta's division of the Red Cross has already sent help to Houston, but others may be wondering what they can do to assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Unprecedented flooding has left people stranded and without a home to call their own. These people need help. If you have the means to assist some of the victims, here are ways you can do it. Red Cross The American Red Cross is providing emergency assistance in the area. The organization is seeking donations to help the victims of flooding. You can text HARVEY to 90999 to make an automatic $10 donation. You can...

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Mom Asks to Be Released from Jail During Hot Car Death Case

Closeup photo of young woman turning car air conditioner switch

A mother was sent to jail, accused of leaving her 1-year-old toddler in the car while she had her hair done. The child died as a result of heat-related illness. The 25-year-old woman will soon ask to be released from custody.According to reports, the woman has a bond hearing scheduled for September. Her case will be heard in DeKalb County Superior Court. She is charged with both child neglect and second-degree murder. She claims that she left the air conditioning running, but discovered that the car's battery had died at some point during her six-hour appointment.Law enforcement officials say that...

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