Fault still ‘undetermined’ in crash that injured 5 in Atlanta

Authorities released new details Wednesday in a crash that injured five people in northwest Atlanta.

The crash involved a tractor-trailer and a van about 10 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Marietta Boulevard and Tacoma Drive, according to an Atlanta police report released to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Crews pulled Shayna Petersen, the driver of the van, from the wreckage in critical condition, officials said. Petersen got into the accident when she was driving through the intersection on a green light, two of her passengers said in the report.

That’s when the truck heading west on Marietta Boulevard crashed into her van, police said.

Petersen’s condition is unknown at this point.

The conditions of her three passengers are also unknown, but one of them was initially in critical condition, Atlanta fire Sgt. Cortez Stafford said. All three were able to get out of the van without assistance.

Five people were injured Monday in a crash involving a tractor-trailer and a van, authorities said. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM


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James Parker, the tractor-trailer driver, was also able to get out of the truck by himself, which Stafford said “is amazing when you look at the damage to his tractor-trailer.” He was stable, according to officials.

“Fault was undetermined,” Atlanta police said.

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Police said it is a miracle the 1-year-old girl was not hurt.