Update: 2 Dead, 15 Injured at Thornton Rd. Accident

Two women died in the crash; a passenger died on impact and the driver at the hospital.

Update at 4:42 p.m.

WSB is reporting that 2 women died in the crash, a passenger died on impact and the driver at the hospital. 

Police said based on witness statements, the tractor-trailer had run a red light just before running into the Sentra, WSB reported. A total of six vehicles were involved in the wreck.

Original Story:

An accident shortly ago at the intersection of Thornton and Blairs Bridge Roads resulted in one fatality, 10 patients being treated at the accident scene and five being transported to Atlanta’s Grady Hospital, one by air - two children, three adults.

The injuries of the transported patients are considered to be serious, according to Wes Tallon, director of communications for Douglas County.

The remaining five are stable on scene and are being evaluated for possible transport.

Thornton Rd. will be blocked for a few hours.

A total of 35 units responded to the accident, including Douglas County Fire/EMS, , , Cobb County, City of Austell, and Georgia State Patrol.

Come back to Douglasville Patch as more details are known.

Amanda Vasquez July 12, 2012 at 09:40 PM
I have been at this traffic light many times. It has changed from green to red several times almost causing accidents. Wondering if this happened that day.
David Baldwin July 14, 2012 at 02:25 AM
I work 1/2 mile from this intersection. I am a truck driver. I drive thru this intersection every day. I see all kinds of close calls. I certainly am not excusing anything I see it all over whether it's trucks or cars. I could absolutely not live with myself if im I made a mistake like this driver did. It's hard to say I was'nt there. If they were my family I'm not sure how i'd feel. It would not be hard to loose brakes going down that hill but a driver should have enough experience and sense to reduce speed dramaticly going down that hill. I honestly drive every day worrying that something will happen. I've been lucky. (Knock on wood). My thoughts and prayers go to the families.
David Baldwin July 14, 2012 at 02:36 AM
I see so many close calls. If EVERYONE took a little extra time while driving it might be a little better. There are bad drivers everywhere. NOT EVERY DRIVER IS BAD THOUGH. We all need to share the road. Cliche I know but it's true. As for truck drivers there are bad ones. I can say though that we go to work to do our job. We certainly do not want to cause or be involved in a crash. After all we are the professionals out there. Most of us anyway.
David Baldwin July 14, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Amanda, please don't be offended unless you want to,but traffic lights do not cause accidents. Bad judgement does. Please be safe everyone.
Ronnie Ellis March 12, 2014 at 12:06 PM
David,I think you both are correct.My prayers go out to the family of lost and hurt and to the truck-driver.


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