A driver behind the wheel of a mobile pub in Atlanta, Georgia, made national headlines when he was arrested for DUI after a crash that injured 15 passengers on Saturday.
ABC 7 in Los Angeles reports that the pedal pub, a mobile bar on wheels that the passengers power, crashed when the driver failed to negotiate a turn. A spokesperson for the Atlanta Police Department told reporters that the vehicle was traveling too fast when it rolled over.
The accident happened at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at the intersection of Peachtree Street and 12th Street.
A man whose wife was on board at the time told her husband about the crash, which he recounted to ABC’s Jennifer Lifsey, “She just said it flipped over, it was turning a certain direction, I don’t know which one, and then they were on the opposite side, so it flipped on one side,” he said.
Some of the passengers on board the bus were trapped underneath the pedal pub. A spokesperson for the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department said a total of 15 people were injured; two of them suffered critical injuries. The injured were taken to area hospitals for treatment.
No other vehicles or pedestrians were involved in the crash.
Atlanta Police officers closed Peachtree Street at 12th Street and diverted traffic while investigating the accident.
The driver of the pedal pub was arrested and charged with DUI and violation of his business permit.