FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - Two middle school students were recovering Friday night from ‘life-threatening’ injuries after they were ejected from a car involved in a collision earlier in the day.
The two-car accident occurred in front of Sandtown Middle School on Campbellton Road Southwest in Fulton County a little after 4 p.m.
Fulton County Police said two middle school students, a boy and a girl were ejected from one of the vehicles in the crash.
Sheria Brown and her daughter Devyn were among many motorists caught in the traffic jam after the accident.
“We had to park way up here and walk all the way because of that accident and the traffic was so bad,” said Brown.
She said they were headed to a basketball game at Sandtown Middle School where Fulton County Police told FOX 5 News the boy and girl ejected were students.
“There was a terrible accident when I got here there were two cars one that was on an embankment. I saw three ambulances and two fire trucks and a ton of police cars,” said Brown.
The boy and girl were rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital with injuries described as ‘life-threatening’ by Fulton County Police.
Investigators have not indicated which of the two Toyota’s involved in the crash the children were ejected from. The silver car had its back windshield shattered away.
The terrible mishap is a big lesson learned for Devyn.
“I’m always going to wear my seatbelts and please let your children know to always keep their seatbelts on for safety reasons,” said Devyn Benton.
Police said it’s unclear if the boy and girl are related or were classmates at Sandtown Elementary, whatever the case, loved ones are hurting.
“I could not imagine what the families are going through I just know that the family needs prayers big time,” said Brown.
Fulton County Police said the investigation to determine the cause of the accident or if anyone could be charged is still ongoing.