Bus Crash in Atlanta Resuls in Tragedy
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 reports indicated that 10 people were injured and two of those people had severe injuries. Later numbers totaled 21 people with injuries.
Some parents of students on the bus talked to reporters. They told of their loved ones being safe and that those who were not injured were very shaken. Officers did not release details of the accident, but video taken at the scene showed a car pinned underneath the bus. The bus was on its roof. The section of highway was closed as officers investigated the crash, victims were transported and the scene was cleared.
Calls for more information about the accident were directed to the National Transportation Safety Board. The NTSB, however, said it was not investigating the accident. The discrepancy in the information was not clarified.
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