Speeding Car Injures Four in Atlanta Horsedrawn Carriage Wreck

Four people were hospitalized after two cars crashed into a horse-drawn in downtown Atlanta.

The accident occurred around 7:30 pm on Friday, April 16 on Peachtree Street and Harris Street in downtown Atlanta.  Two cars were speeding and ran the red light at the intersection of Andrew Young International. One of the cars, a black Lexus, ran into a carriage carrying four people. The driver and his three passengers were tossed into the air as the carriage fell apart. The carriage driver and his passengers were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. One passenger was in critical condition. The passengers were all visitors from Nebraska.

The horse was captured as it ran from the scene. It appeared to be unharmed.

Atlanta police arrested the driver of the Lexus. Twenty-eight-year-old Odom Gerald has been charged with following too closely, driving on a suspended license, and violating the open container law. Police are seeking the other driver who was driving a black Camaro. They believe street racing was involved.

This unusual accident is an example of the wide variety of traffic wrecks that occur in Atlanta. If you are injured in a car crash, and you are on foot, on a bike, or in a horse-drawn carriage, you are still entitled to insurance compensation for your injuries and property damage. Learn more; request our free book Property Damage guide for Georgia. If you need help, contact the Shane Smith Law at (980) 246-2656

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