Three people sustained injuries in a Clayton County bus crash that occurred along the GA 85 on Wednesday, May 19. It happened early in the morning and was reported to the authorities at around 6 a.m.
According to the details shared by the authorities, one of the vehicles involved in the incident was a MARTA bus. The other was identified only as a car. Both vehicles were traveling along the GA 85. As they drew close to the Valley Hill Road intersection, the driver of the car attempted to overtake the MARTA bus.
As the car driver was trying to overtake the bus, the car collided with the bus. Both drivers then lost control so that both vehicles ended up hitting a utility pole.
The sheer impact of the collision caused serious damage to the front of the bus. The driver operating the bus, as well as one passenger traveling in the bus, suffered injuries. The car also suffered heavy front-end damage so that the front part was totally crumpled. This indicated that the collision took place at a fairly high rate of speed.
A spokesperson for MARTA confirmed that the car driver also suffered injuries in the collision. The precise nature and severity of the injuries caused by the crash are unknown at this time.
Following the Clayton County bus crash, authorities shut down the northbound lanes of Highway 85. The lanes remained closed as on-site cleanup and investigation was conducted. At the same time, crews from Georgia Power also arrived on the scene to repair the damaged utility pole. Power was finally restored to the area residents in the afternoon.
For Atlanta car crashes like these, victims can seek the full range of compensatory damages from the at-fault driver with the help and guidance of an Atlanta car accident lawyer.