4 injured in I-85 accident

by Wes Mayer

alt

Photo by Jeffrey Leo

Emergency responders tend to the four patients, two adults and two children, who were injured in a single-vehicle accident on I-85 early Saturday. 


Four people were injured, and I-85 northbound was temporarily shut down Saturday morning after a vehicle hit the center wall and overturned.

Around 8:30 a.m., a Toyota Sienna traveling northbound on I-85 around the 48 mile-marker failed to maintain its lane and struck the center concrete barrier, said Trooper Jason McClung with the Georgia State Patrol. McClung said the vehicle was traveling in the second lane from the left before the accident. The vehicle rotated counterclockwise and overturned twice, coming to rest on its left side.

The two adults and two children in the vehicle were all injured and transported to hospitals by ground ambulance, but their injuries did not appear life-threatening, McClung said. One occupant was transported to Atlanta Medical Center, two were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, and one of the children was transported to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.

The driver, Sung Soon Kim, 44, from Auburn, Ala., will be charged with failure to maintain lane, McClung said. The northbound side of the interstate was closed for around 15 to 20 minutes.



More Local

SPEED TRAPS

Major changes in store for Bullsboro

In an effort to alleviate the flow of traffic on Bullsboro Drive, the Georgia City Highway Commission has decided to make a few changes to t ... Read More


Grantville approves ‘Rings’ filming

On Monday, the Grantville City Council unanimously approved a motion to allow filming for a new motion picture in April. “Rings,&rdquo ... Read More


Defendants suspected gang members

Trial opens in robbery, shooting of drug dealer

The trial of two men suspected of acting together to attempt a robbery that ended in a shooting last year began on Tuesday. Taurean Ka&rsquo ... Read More


Unruly customer grapples with police

A man was arrested Monday when he began fighting with Newnan police officers, kicking and punching two officers in the head, after causing a ... Read More


County commissioners to meet Thursday

The Coweta County Board of Commissioners will meet Thursday at 6 p.m. The commissioners typically meet the first and third Tuesday of each m ... Read More

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. MARATHON IRAN NUCLEAR TALKS TO EN ... Read More