July 25, 2011 - Atlanta, Ga. - A number of people suffered personal injuries, on Sunday, around 11 a.m., when a van crashed into an SUV in downtown Atlanta. According to a report at The Republic, the accident injured 11 people, including a young child.
Police say most of the victims were riding in a van operated by the House of Faith Church. The van was traveling on an unnamed road downtown when it crashed into an SUV at a busy intersection. Police are investigating to determine which driver ran a red light, as both drivers claimed they had the right of way in the moments before the accident.
The van rolled over, smashing the SUV into a nearby building before coming to a stop. Nine adults and a young child, riding in the van, sustained minor injured. The driver of the SUV also suffered personal injuries reported as minor. The investigation is ongoing, and no charges have been filed yet.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2009 Georgia Crash Statistics, there were 1,284 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Georgia.
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Common accidents include, but are not limited to:
- single-car accidents;
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions; and
- accidents caused by aggressive driving or distracted drivers.
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