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Shuttle bus, tractor-trailer crash near Atlanta airport; at least 16 injured

At least 18 people were injured when an airport shuttle bus crashed into a tractor-trailer near Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson InternationalĀ  Airport. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

An airport shuttle bus crashed into a tractor-trailer near Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport late Friday morning, injuring at least 16 people, including a child, local hospitals and officials said.


Six patients were transported in fair condition to Atlanta Medical Center, Nicole Gustin, spokesperson for the hospital, said. The vicms included five adults and a child.

Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital received 10 patients, two of whom were in serious condition upon arrival, according to Grady spokesperson Denise Simpson. The other eight had minor injuries.

Atlanta Fire Rescue Department spokeswoman Janet Ward said 18 people had been on the shuttle bus at the time, and said it crashed into the tractor-trailer Friday morning.

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An airport shuttle bus crashed into a tractor-trailer near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Friday morning.

According to NBC Atlanta affiliate WXIA, the shuttle bus serves hotels north of the airport, and was headed to the airport when the crash happened. 

Hartsfield-Jackson is the busiest airport in the world, averaging nearly 2,500 arrivals and departures per day.

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