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May 24, 2013

16 hurt in shuttle bus crash near Atlanta airport

COLLEGE PARK — Authorities say 16 people have been taken to hospitals following a crash between a hotel shuttle bus and a tractor-trailer near Atlanta’s airport.

College Park Police Sgt. Keith Stanley says the department received a call around 10 a.m. Friday about the crash on a road that loops around the world’s busiest airport. Stanley says it appears the shuttle struck the side of a tractor-trailer that was attempting a U-turn on the divided road.

All 16 people in the crash were taken to area hospitals. Originally, a fire official said it was 18. The driver of the bus suffered multiple broken bones. Stanley says none of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

Police weren’t immediately releasing the names of the drivers or passengers.

Stanley says it wasn’t immediately clear whether any traffic laws were violated.

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