16 Hurt in Shuttle Bus Crash Near Atlanta Airport

10:39 AM, May 24, 2013   |    comments
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UPDATED: The original report from authorities was that 18 people had been taken to the hospital with injuries. That number has been revised down to 16. 

by Michael King, 11Alive.com

ATLANTA -- Sixteen people were reported hurt when an airport shuttle bus crashed into a tractor-trailer near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Friday morning.

Atlanta Fire spokesperson Janet Ward says ten victims were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, with one hurt critically. Six more victims are being taken to Atlanta Medical Center.

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It happened on the North Loop Road near the Airtran Cargo facility. The bus serves the Hampton Inn, Fairfield Inn and Hilton hotels just north of the airport.

Ward said the bus was headed to the airport terminal.

Motorists who want to get from I-85 northbound to North Loop Road going toward the International Terminal are advised to take the Virginia Avenue ramp (Exit 73 B) and turn left at the light to get back to North Loop Road.

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