October 29, 1998 |
A small plane crashed on a busy suburban Atlanta highway during evening rush hour, striking several vehicles and killing the driver of a van. The Piper PA-32 and van, meshed together, exploded into flames as they skidded into support columns of an overpass in Roswell, said Danny Bowman, a Fulton County fire battalion chief. Police said the male driver of the van was burned beyond recognition. The pilot suffered burns on her hands and arms.
November 1, 1996 |
Three high school girls died when their car slammed into a tree as they fled a freshman's home where they had rolled toilet paper on the lawn in a homecoming tradition. At least one of three other girls in the car was critically injured. The wreck was spotted by the freshman's parents, who said they were following the girls at a distance Wednesday in their pickup.
October 31, 1996 |
Government officials concluded that an air bag killed an 8-month-old fetus in which the mother was only bruised, the first such confirmed death of its kind, USA Today reported. The 35-week-old fetus was killed in Georgia in 1994 when a pregnant woman was involved in a slow-speed crash, the newspaper reported. The woman told National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigators she was wearing her seat belt, the paper said.
May 25, 1995 |
A tractor-trailer carrying explosives, including dynamite and a mixture of ammonium nitrate and diesel fuel, overturned early Wednesday, and about 30 people living in this Atlanta suburb were evacuated. No fire or injuries were reported, police said. The truck belonged to an explosives manufacturing company called Explosives Technology International in Whitesburg, authorities said.
April 14, 1992 |
A Waynesboro, Ga., man paralyzed in an automobile accident involving golfer Sam Snead has filed a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages from the three-time Masters champion. Snead, 79, was driving to the 1992 Masters golf tournament, where he was to serve as an honorary starter, when he ran a stop sign and struck Roy Jeffers' car, according to police. "I knew it was coming," Snead told the Augusta Chronicle. "I hope he gets all right.
August 28, 1991 |
Civil rights activist Hosea Williams alleged Tuesday that two felony indictments charging him with leaving an auto accident scene are a ploy to oust him from the county commission he was elected to last fall. De Kalb Dist. Atty. Bob Wilson has "never charged nobody for a felony in a fender-bender since he's been in office," Williams said after a meeting of the De Kalb County Commission. He called the charges a "vicious ploy" to remove him from the seat.