Just before 5 PM tonight, a deadly car crash occurred at the intersection of South Fulton Parkway and Rivertown Road in South Fulton County. The accident has left 1 dead and at least 1 other person in critical condition.
Local police are saying that the crash involved a tow truck, a tractor-trailer, and a passenger vehicle. According to them, the passenger vehicle was coming off of Rivertown Road when it collided with the tow truck and the semi-truck. Both occupants of the passenger vehicle were taken to Atlanta Medical Center by helicopter.
As of this writing, a 71-year-old woman has been pronounced dead, and a 31-year-old woman is in critical condition. The driver of the tractor-trailer (owned by Coca-Cola) has been taken to Piedmont Newnan—his condition is currently unknown.
All lanes are reportedly blocked at the moment on South Fulton Parkway between Rivertown and Cascade Palmetto Highway. Police are currently investigating the fatal crash, and no other details have been released regarding the cause of the accident.
8 Students Injured in School Bus Accident
Yesterday, a school bus accident in DeKalb County injured 8 middle school students. Thankfully, 7 of them received minor enough injuries to avoid hospitalization; however, one was taken to Egleston Children's Hospital. Captain Eric Jackson of DeKalb County Fire and Rescue said that no child received broken bones or had been bleeding.
The bus was reportedly struck by an 18-wheeler, according to students on the bus. The accident occurred before 4 PM while the bus was transporting 19 students from one school to another.
While students were not taken to the hospital by ambulance, a few of the victims were taken to the hospital by their parents.
In both cases, our law firm hopes that the investigative teams on each case swiftly determine the cause of the accidents. Our hearts go out to the families of those who were harmed in these collisions.