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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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UFC Fighter to Be Transferred to TBI Center

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Popular UFC fighter Matt Hughes was involved in a recent vehicle accident. His vehicle was struck by a train and the fighter suffered head trauma. Hughes is currently listed in stable condition at a hospital in Springfield, Illinois. A nonprofit organization has volunteered to have Hughes transported to a traumatic brain injury center in Atlanta.The Triumph Over Tragedy Foundation has contacted the fighter's family with their offer. They would like to transport Hughes to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta. The center specializes in assisting people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. It was not clear at the time the offer...

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Georgia Tech Student Suffers Brain Injury

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A young man was struck while riding his bicycle on the campus of Georgia Tech on June 26. The student was hit by a truck that failed to yield. The driver was cited in the accident. The man struck sustained a traumatic brain injury.The young man was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital. Doctors performed an emergency surgical procedure and placed him in a medically induced coma. The procedure was undertaken in order to relieve pressure on the man's brain. A later brain scan revealed that the victim was experiencing seizures.Friends and family of the young man were at his side...

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Bus Crash in Atlanta Resuls in Tragedy

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Students aboard a bus traveling through Atlanta were excited to be embarking on a mission trip to the continent of Africa, readying themselves to help others. The students from Alabama soon experienced different emotions as their bus was involved in a crash near Atlanta. Several people in the collision were injured and one student lost their life.According to reports, the bus took off from a church in Huntsville, Alabama. The group was en route to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport when they collided with another vehicle. There were high school students and adults on the bus at the time of the collision. Early...

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Massive Chain Reaction on Highway 316

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One person lost their life and 17 other people sustained injuries in an eight-vehicle pileup on Georgia Highway 316. The accident happened in Lawrenceville and, of those injured, eight were children.According to officers that responded to the scene, there was a vehicle wedged under a tractor trailer. The vehicle was on fire by the time emergency crews arrived. The driver of that vehicle was trapped in the car. Officials later released details of the accident to reporters.An initial investigation indicated that the semi-truck failed to come to a stop when traffic was at a standstill. Police did not say if...

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Road Atlanta Worker Struck by Motorcycle

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A worker for Road Atlanta, a racing track near Braselton, was struck by a motorcycle last week. The woman had been with the safety division for nearly 20 years at the time of the accident. She was a popular fixture, even earning the nickname "Turn 7 Girl" from fellow workers and fans.The woman's job included flagging and directing people toward safety. Racing is known to be dangerous, but it has gotten safer in recent years, says the track President Geoff Lee. He is also the general manager for Road Atlanta. Tributes to the woman began to appear on social media...

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Donkey Hauler Involved in Georgia Wreck

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Georgia State Troopers are looking into a crash that occurred on Interstate 85. The crash involved a tractor trailer, a sedan and a Ford F-350 truck hauling donkeys. The accident happened just before 1 p.m. close to Exit 47. Three lanes were closed down for several hours as the accident was cleared.The vehicles involved in the accident were traveling in the southbound lanes of the interstate. The F-350 attempted to change lanes and struck the right of the semi truck. The pickup was forced back into the center lane and right into the path of the car. The driver of the...

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Motorcycle Collides with Bus in Atlanta

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Officers from the Atlanta Police Department are investigating a motorcycle versus bus accident that occurred in late May. The motorcycle hit a MARTA bus at approximately 4:30 p.m.According to reports of the incident, the accident took place in the 2500 block of Jonesboro Road. It appeared that the motorcycle was traveling north on the road and the MARTA bus was traveling south. The motorcyclist was behind a slower-moving vehicle and attempted to pass the vehicle, despite the double-yellow line indicating a no-passing zone.When the man passed the vehicle, he ran head-on into the MARTA bus. Emergency responders arrived on scene to...

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Crash Survivor Living With Brain Injury

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Last year, four students from the University of Georgia tragically lost their lives. A survivor has been working through her injuries, including broken bones and a brain injury. Originally in a coma, the young woman is fighting back and making progress.Last April, a woman and her friends drove to the Iron Horse sculpture to take some photos. On the way back to campus, the car the women were in collided with another head-on. The accident occurred on Highway 15 in Oconee County. The lone survivor in the car was the driver. She was severely injured. The driver of the other...

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Multiple Injuries in Motorcycle Crash

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Multiple motorcycles were involved in an accident Saturday on Highway 411 in Bartow County. The accident occurred just after noon and left two people with serious injuries. One person was airlifted to a local hospital, and a second person was airlifted to a hospital in Atlanta. A third victim in the accident suffered minor injuries, as did a fourth and fifth victim.While these five people were treated for injuries, numerous other riders and passengers were involved but refused medical treatment. Officials are not saying what caused the accident, nor are they saying why so many motorcycles were involved. It is...

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