MARTA bus in head-on collision; 5 passengers treated

MARTA bus in head-on collision; 5 passengers treated

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Emergency crews work at the scene of a MARTA bus crash. 
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  • Five people on the bus were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, police said.
  • The driver of the other vehicle was in critical condition.

A MARTA bus and another vehicle collided head-on Thursday morning in northwest Atlanta, an agency spokesman said.

The crash happened on Bolton Road near Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway. Atlanta police and MARTA police were on the scene to investigate.

“The vehicle improperly crossed the line that led to the collision with the MARTA bus,” MARTA spokesman Erik Burton said.

Five people on the bus were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, Atlanta police said.

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There were 8-10 people on the bus, Cortez Stafford of Atlanta Fire Rescue told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The driver of the vehicle was trapped and a door had to be removed to free that person, Stafford said. The driver was taken to Grady in critical condition, police said.

A woman in the vehicle ran from the scene after the crash, Stafford said.

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