ATLANTA – The driver of a pedal pub faces DUI charges in connection with a crash that wounded 15 people in Midtown, according to Atlanta police.
On Saturday, between the junction of 14th Street and West Peachtree Street in Midtown, the pedal pub crashed. The motorist was not identified by police, but they were charged with DUI and a breach of a business permit.
Two people were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in serious condition, according to fire authorities, but none of the injuries are life-threatening.
According to Atlanta police, the vehicle was attempting to make a turn but was driving at a high rate of speed and tipped over.
According to fire officials, ten persons suffered minor injuries and three suffered serious injuries, in addition to the two critical injuries. All 15 people injured were passengers on the shuttle, according to police.
According to Atlanta Fire, no other vehicles were engaged. While fire crews cleared the road and police investigated, the intersection was closed. For some first responders, it was an unusual situation.
“This is a unique problem,” Atlanta Fire Battalion Chief Jason McClain said, “just because it’s a multi-casualty incident.” “Though we do train for these occurrences, this is not an everyday call.”
It’s the first time it’s been in an accident in two years, according to a woman at the scene who claims to own the pedal pub.
According to a witness, the shuttle flipped on its side and bystanders instantly intervened to push the bus upright, rescuing imprisoned passengers.