MARTA trains and buses supply transportation to a great number of metro Atlanta residents. While bus and train crashes are rare, they do occur. The MARTA website tracks bus collisions as a part of their key performance indicator. To show how infrequent collisions are on a per mile basis, in July of this year, there were 3.93 collisions for every 100,000 miles. In August, there were 4.54 collisions per 100,000 miles driven. Even though these crashes are infrequent, when they do occur, they can be serious, injuring people seriously enough to require hospitalization.
WSB Radio reports on a MARTA bus crash that sent 5 people to area hospitals.
The accident happened on Wednesday, November 7th, shutting down all lanes of Hollowell Parkway and Fulton Industrial Blvd, where the crash occurred at about 9 a.m.
Two lanes of Hollowell Parkway remained closed at 10 a.m., but all lanes of all roadways were open about 30 minutes later.
The MARTA Bus collided with a Chevrolet Tahoe. Police later determined that the driver of the Tahoe was at fault and cited the driver for failure to obey a traffic device. The driver was also cited for a canceled registration.
One of the passengers in the Tahoe, identified as Phyllis Parrish, was on the way to visit her daughter, who was in labor with her first child.
She complained of sore ribs.
There were three passengers on the MARTA bus at the time of the crash.
In all, five people were taken to area hospitals, complaining of head, neck, and back pain. Police reported that none of the injuries were serious.
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