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Sun Apr 23, 2017, 07:53 PM

Oh man, a friend's daughter was in a 15 vehicle pile up today

South of Atlanta on I-75:

Pileup on I-75 causes major issues for motorists in Bartow County

BARTOW COUNTY, Ga -- At least 10 people were injured in a major accident Sunday afternoon that has closed several I-75 lanes in Bartow County.

The accident, which happened at 1:42 pm on I-75 at the Allatoona Lake bridge near Glade Road and exit 278, involved numerous vehicles, according to a Bartow County EMS spokesman.

"The crews where having difficulty getting to the accident scene due to vehicles blocking the emergency lanes northbound," said Brad Cothran. "A total of 10 patients were transported to hospitals in the area."

"Two patients were transported to Kennestone Hospital and eight were transported to Cartersville Medical Center," said Cothran, all with non-life-threatening injuries.

Everyone involved was incredibly lucky - no life threatening injuries. The daughter was asleep in the back seat, apparently got a mild concussion. She doesn't remember the accident at all but was awake and oriented in the hospital. They had to cut her out of the car she was in.

I suspect rain was a contributing factor - there is a cell phone video at the bottom of the story in the link above and the pavement is wet.

My husband and I have known the parents since before they married and my husband is her unofficial godfather so we're both really happy that she isn't seriously hurt.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 07:57 PM

1. Isn't that the same interstate that burned down just north of Atlanta?

Glad your unoofficial god daughter is OK. How old is she?

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Response to Rollo (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 08:17 PM

2. Yes, but the accident was well on the way to Chattanooga, Tennessee

So not in Atlanta proper like the burned part was.

She and her friends had gone to a LARP. I was thinking it was in Atlanta and they were south of the city, but when I looked it up they were north. So maybe the event was in Chattanooga - I'm not sure.

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