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At Least 18 Injured in Atlanta Shuttle Bus and Tractor-Trailer Crash

Hotel shuttle reportedly ran into the side of the trailer


 
 

| Friday, May 24, 2013


ATLANTA (AP) — Eighteen people were taken to the hospital Friday, one in critical condition, after they were hurt in a crash between a hotel shuttle bus and a tractor-trailer near Atlanta's airport, officials said.

Atlanta Fire Rescue Department spokeswoman Janet Ward said the accident happened around 10:30 a.m. and that it's not immediately clear what caused the accident.

Ward says there were 18 people on the bus at the time of the accident. Nine were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, including one who was in critical condition. The other nine were taken to Atlanta Medical Center.

Ward says the bus served Hampton Inn, Fairfield Inn and Hilton hotels and was headed to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that according to the markings on the bus, the shuttle was operated by MTI Limos. A call to the operations manager of the company was not immediately returned.

Overhead shots from WSB-TV show the shuttle ran into the left side of the trailer that was stretched across the road.

Shuttles are a common sight at the world's busiest airport, operated by hotels and off-airport parking services.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.



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