Patient Ejected From Ambulance, Bicyclist Killed in Hit and Run and Man Kidnapped in Driveway

A look at top stories from Patch sites across Georgia.

Patient Ejected From Ambulance In I-575 Accident - Canton-Sixes Patch

A patient and two medics riding in an AmeriMed Emergency Medical Services ambulance were injured in a roll-over accident early Sunday morning in Canton.

According to a Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services press release, dispatchers received a call around 2 a.m. Sunday from the patient who was being transported notifying them of the accident, which occurred along Interstate 575 near Georgia Highway 140 at Exit 16. 

Visit Canton-Sixes Patch for more on this story and to see additional photos from the crash.


Bicyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident - Marietta Patch

The Marietta Police Department Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.) is investigating a March 31 fatal hit-and-run accident.

A 55-year-old male was riding a bicycle on Powder Springs Street near Natchez Trace when he was struck by what witnesses describe as a black SUV, Police said.

The driver of the vehicle was last seen northbound on Powder Springs Street towards downtown Marietta.

Visit Marietta Patch for additional details and an image of a person of interest in the case.


Gas Regulator Station Opponents Circulate Video of a Fire - Brookhaven Patch

Opponents of an Atlanta Gas Light regulator station being built in PDK's flight path are circulating a video of a 2010 fire at a similar station, also constructed near a residential neighborhood.

The video is of a 2010 gas regulator station fire in Toledo, Ohio.

AGL is replacing portions of its so-called Eastside Pipeline. It is also building a gas regulator pipeline station directly in DeKalb-Peachtree Airport's flight path, which has some residents worried about potential public safety issues.

Brookhaven Patch has more on this story.


Police Release Image of Person of Interest Sought in Burglaries - Douglasville Patch

The Douglas County Sheriff's Department's Investigation Division has released a photo of an individual they are attempting to identify in reference to burglaries that have occurred in and around the "Meadows" off of Lee Road, according to the Sheriff's Facebook page.

Visit Douglasville Patch for additional details.


- Buckhead Patch

Atlanta Police Investigators are still searching for two suspects that robbed and then kidnapped a man from his Buckhead home on Karland Drive around 2 a.m. Friday.

"The victim advised that he was outside his residence smoking a cigarette when two gunmen came up and demanded his wallet," according to Officer Kim Jones. The incident happened on Karland Drive, between Habersham Road and Roswell Road.

Visit Buckhead Patch for additional details.


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