16 Hurt in Airport Shuttle Crash in Atlanta

Bus hits tractor-trailer making a U-turn

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted May 24, 2013 3:52 PM CDT

(Newser) – Sixteen people were taken to the hospital today, at least two in serious condition, after they were hurt in a crash between a hotel shuttle bus and a tractor-trailer near Atlanta's airport, officials said. The morning crash occurred on the road that loops around Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, the world's busiest airport. It appears the shuttle struck the side of a tractor-trailer that was attempting a U-turn. "I don't believe any of the passengers were wearing seat belts on the shuttle bus, so they were all thrown," said a police sergeant. Marks on the road indicate the bus skidded about 158 feet before the impact. It wasn't immediately clear whether any traffic laws were violated.

A hotel shuttle bus is readied for towing after the crash in Atlanta.   (Ray Henry)
A hotel shuttle bus is seen after the crash.   (Ray Henry)
A wrecked airport shuttle bus is seen Friday after the crash in Atlanta.   (Ray Henry)
A wrecked airport shuttle bus is shown Friday, May 24, 2013 in College Park, Ga. The bus collided with a truck near Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport injuring 16 people who were taken...   (Ray Henry)
At least 16 people were injured Friday in the accident.   (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, John Spink)
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