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Atlanta, GA - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.

Atlanta - The largest city in Georgia, renowned as the major commercial and transportation hub of the southeast United States

Atlanta is the largest city and capital of Georgia, is the seat of Fulton County. It is situated in the northwest part of the state at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains near the Chattahoochee River.

The city's economy is led by the service, communications, retail trade, manufacturing, finance, and insurance industries. The convention business is also important, and Atlanta is home to many major corporations, including Coca-Cola, which was founded there in 1892. 

Atlanta is also a major educational center, with many prestigious universities and colleges, including Emory UniversityGeorgia Institute of Technology, and Georgia State University.

Major highways around the Atlanta region

Six interstate highways—I-20, I-75, I-85, I-285, I-575, and I-675—help metropolitan Atlanta residents and visitors get where they need to go.

Since their construction in the 1960s and 1970s, Atlanta's interstate highways have helped fuel urban sprawl, first around the northern I-285 perimeter and Interstates 75 and 85 north of the city. In the 1980s and 1990s, growth moved toward the southern part of the perimeter, following I-20 both east and west, as well as I-75 and I-85 south. This sprawl in turn fueled growth in traffic volume that prompted the interstate highway expansion and rebuilding projects that continue to this day.

All types of accidents in Atlanta

If you are looking for information on a specific accident in Atlanta, please check the links below:

After an injury accident, you may need information about hospitals in Atlanta:

After a fatal accident, loved ones can get help to deal with grief and loss. Go here to learn more about Atlanta grief support groups.

Where to find legal assistance after you or a loved one are involved in an Atlanta accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from an Atlanta personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, an Atlanta wrongful death lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what an Atlanta personal injury attorney can do to help.

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State: 
Georgia

Most recent accident reports

A woman and her unborn child died Saturday after she was involved in a traffic accident in Acworth.

According to the Cherokee County Sheriff's office, 26-year-old Tiffany Robbins turned her Honda Accord into the path of a truck.

Date: 
Friday, January 10, 2014
Roadway: 
Woodstock Road
A DeKalb County 10th grade student severely injured in a car accident over the weekend was taken off of life support on Tuesday. Kaylin Williams, 15, was described by school officials as a model student at Southwest DeKalb High.
Date: 
Friday, January 10, 2014
Roadway: 
Unknown

A MARTA bus and three other vehicles were involved in a Friday morning crash on southbound I-85 in Clayton County, according to GDOT.

Date: 
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Roadway: 
I-85
Type: Bus Accident

Rafael Menchaca-Dellado was killed Wednesday evening in a Clayton County traffic accident.

According to Clayton County police, the four-vehicle accident occurred around 6:30 p.m. on I-285 at Clark Howell Highway.

Date: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Type: Car Accident
An overturned tanker truck on Buford Highway snarled traffic in DeKalb County on Tuesday. The tanker overturned on the ramp from Interstate 285 eastbound to Buford Highway around 5 p.m.
Date: 
Monday, December 30, 2013
Roadway: 
I-285
Type: Car Accident

Georgia State Patrol officials say a newlywed bride was killed in a crash hours after her wedding reception in north Georgia.

Date: 
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Roadway: 
Unknown
Type: Car Accident

Lawrenceville police shut down all lanes of Georgia Highway 120 at Medical Center Boulevard after a pedestrian was struck and killed.

The incident happened around 5:30 a.m. Thursday. Investigators stated that it was not a hit and run.

Date: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Roadway: 
Highway 120

The latest wreck on a metro Atlanta freeway system that features names such as Spaghetti Junction, Peach Passes and HOT lanes involved a ham jam.

Date: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Roadway: 
I-85

Two people have died after a private jet went down in northwest Atlanta Tuesday evening.

The Raytheon 390 Premier I multi-engine plane went down shortly after taking off from Fulton County Airport.

Date: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Roadway: 
Thomas Road

A pedestrian was struck and killed Tuesday morning on a Gwinnett County interstate ramp.

The incident happened about 6:30 a.m. on the collector/distributor ramp from Ga. 20/Buford Drive to I-85 northbound, Gwinnett police said.

Date: 
Monday, December 16, 2013
Roadway: 
I-85

A mechanical issue with a tire may have caused a Henry County wreck that killed one person and seriously injured another, police said Tuesday afternoon.

Date: 
Monday, December 16, 2013
Roadway: 
I-75

An off-duty Atlanta police officer was struck by a vehicle while working to help a stranded motorist on Interstate 285 late Monday night.

The officer, who has not been identified, was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Date: 
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Roadway: 
I-285
Type: Car Accident

Gwinnett County Police Accident Investigation Unit is currently investigating a fatal multi-vehicle accident that occurred Monday on Ronald Reagan Parkway near Five Forks Trickum Road that closed all lanes in both directions.

Date: 
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Type: Car Accident
A 6-year-old boy was killed while trying to cross a busy Fulton County roadway with his brother on Sunday night.
Date: 
Sunday, December 15, 2013
A man was struck and killed Saturday morning after he got out of the passenger side of a vehicle in Sandy Springs.
Date: 
Friday, December 13, 2013
Roadway: 
I-285 West