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Police made three more arrests earlier this year and impounded several vehicles after an apparently coordinated ride through northwest Atlanta. At least one ATV rider was taken to a hospital after colliding with a car.
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After an investigation into Wednesday’s crash, police determined the fire engine was traveling West on Dill Avenue with its lights and sirens activated. The four-wheeler was going east on Dill before crossing into the westbound lanes.
“The four-wheeler came from around a car, and that's when the collision happened,” Atlanta fire Battalion Chief Dwyane Johnson told Channel 2 Action News from the scene.
The three firefighters on the truck were responding to a report of a working fire on Alison Court, he said.
“No physical harm to any of our firefighters,” Johnson said. “Emotionally, we're going to bring a team out and make that assessment.”
The deadly collision remains under investigation.
About 650 people are killed each year and another 100,000 are injured in crashes involving ATVs, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Georgia ranks 12th for most ATV deaths reported between 1982 and 2016, and in recent years, fatal wrecks happened on paved roads, the commission reported.
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