ATLANTA, Ga. (
) -- Nearby residents say the intersection at North
Avenue and Central Park in midtown Atlanta is notorious for the number of wrecks
that occur there.
"This street in general is one of the worst in Atlanta," said
neighbor David Hexton. "I don't know what needs to be done by every
other week there's an accident."
Hexton has lived in the area for three years. And from his window
he's seen more than his share accidents. The latest was this past
"I heard a boom, and I'm like another car accident," said Hexton, who
took video of the scene. "So I look outside; there was a bus that
stopped right in front of my place that was full of kids. I looked
behind it there's a fender on the road and a smashed up car."
Several of the students and the bus driver complained of what
appeared to be minor injuries. But the driver of the car was worse off
and was trapped in the vehicle.
"I went to see the actual smashed car, and there were some military
personnel. They ripped open the door, talked to the lady for a few
minutes to make sure she was stable and got her out of the car."
While other motorists continued to drive past the wreck without
stopping, the soldier Samaritans focused on getting the driver out of
her car and out of traffic to safety.
Minutes later emergency personnel show up as well and take over rendering aid.
"Oh, my God it was amazing," said Hexton, recalling the incident. "It was amazing."
WFMY News 2's news partner, WXIA has been in contact with one of the soldiers. Stay with DigTriad.com for updates.