ATLANTA, GEORGIA (June 9, 2017) – At least one person has been killed and dozens more have been injured in a rollover bus crash on Camp Creek Parkway, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 3:30 pm on Camp Creek Parkway near the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. A bus carrying student missionaries from Mount Zion Baptist Church in Huntsville, Alabama was on its way to the airport to catch a plane to Africa for a mission trip. The bus was reportedly attempting to change lanes when it crashed into a Chrysler. The impact caused the bus to swerve to the left, losing control and entering the median. The bus overturned and rolled through the median before slamming into a westbound Mercedes.
Sara Harmening, a 17 year old girl, was tragically killed in the collision. Four others were reportedly in critical condition, three in fair condition, and two were considered stable out of the 38 total injured in the accident. The accident remains under open investigation at this time to determine cause and liability. The bus was reportedly chartered to take the students to the airport, but the owner of the bus company is unknown at this time.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”
We at Lexton Law Firm extend our sincerest sympathies to the family of the victim in this tragic accident. We are so sorry for your loss. While we do handle personal injury cases, we write these blogs as an informative measure, to alert families that they may have a wrongful death claim. Choosing an attorney is a personal decision, and one we respect entirely. We would like the opportunity to help you through this difficult time. With decades of experience in the field of accidents, we are prepared to handle everything for you so that you do not have to worry about anything during this time of mourning. Gathering police and coroner’s reports, talking with insurance companies, and filing claims on your behalf are just some of the duties we would like to take off your shoulders. If you are interested, please call us today at (877) 864-6664. We are here to help you.