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15 hurt after 'pedal pub' overturns in Midtown Atlanta, authorities say

Two people suffered critical injuries and three were in serious condition, according to first responders.

ATLANTA — Emergency crews responded to an area of Midtown Atlanta Saturday evening after a traffic crash involving at least 15 people. 

Atlanta Police said a "pedal pub," which is a vehicle where several passengers pedal on a large-scale bike while often consuming alcohol, is the root of the cause.

UPDATE: Driver of 'pedal pub' arrested, charged with DUI following rollover crash that injured 15

It happened at West Peachtree Street and 14th Street around 6:30 p.m. Part of the road was blocked off from traffic.

The vehicle, which can carry up to 15 passengers, had multiple people on board. As the peddlers were negotiating a turn, it toppled over, according to police. 

Atlanta Fire officials said 15 people are receiving medical care, five of them were badly hurt. All 15 people were taken to the hospital, according to Atlanta Fire, 10 of them had minor injuries. 

Atlanta Police said the mobile pub was the only vehicle involved in the incident. The agency is taking over the investigation.


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